Posted 08 December 2009 - 02:03 AM
This could be a long post but I'm at my wits end!
I have a very old HP with Windows XP Professional. It has 2 hard drives on it; one is sectioned into 4 partitions (one with OS, one for paging file, one for documents, one for music), the other (non-boot/OS) is the original and used for backups.
I've re-installed windows 3 or 4 times in the past week but can't get it to load. It gets to the Windows logo screen & says it wants to run a check on the 2nd HD. If I let it, it fails for all kinds of different reasons and freezes. If I cancel, the machine reboots. I've lived in the Recovery Console and done everything except delete a partition, which I won't do!
I got a couple BSOD's, but can't diagnose them. I moved 5 files from windows\repair to system32\config when safe mode got hung up at mup.sys. I copied urlmon.dll from the install disk back to the windows\system32 folder. I'm starting to see errors about files in the backup and partitions and am ready to panic over losing my data.
I don't understand how/why a clean install isn't working. Any help/thoughts?