Hello I have trying to fix this issue and I was hoping someone could help me out. Yesterday morning I did a restart on my XP PC and after the restart it will not boot again. It get to the point before the spash screen and then nothing happens.
Here is what I have done(in order):
-Tried to boot into Safe Mode. It started loading files, and hung on /Windows/System32/Drivers/Fasttx2k.sys
-After that I tried to do a Windows Repair Install from the XP SP3 disc. It went through copied all files, but on reboot it was same issue.
-Went into recovery console and did a CHKDSK /R. That finished, I was told 1 or more files were fixed. Rebooted, same issue, still hanging on the Fasttx2k.sys
-I have 4 sticks or RAM in PC. I took them all out and put them in 1 at a time. Same result all 4 times.
-Put in a spare video card, Same result, still halting on Fasttx2k.sys
-Went to recovery console and renamed Fasttx2k.sys to Fasttx2k.old just to see what happens. Now hangs on atapi.sys
-Tried another repair install from XP CD, still no luck still hanging on atapi.sys
I did not run fixmbr or fixboot because they both warned me that I may mess things up even more if I run them. I was hoping to salvage my system. At this point I am still not sure if its hardware or software issues. The drive seems quite responsive, its a 500GB Western Digital SATA drive.
Before this all happened my PC was on for about 5 days. I did not install any software/harware in this time, but I did have O&O defragmenting software running. I have a weekly scheduled SPACE defrag running. Perhaps my MBR is fragmented, but if it were would I even get this far?
Has anyone seen this before any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!! Thanks in advance!