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Again with the windows not booting issue

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#1 slytherinette


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Posted 01 October 2005 - 07:10 PM

Before i was having a problem with one of the windows xp boot up files and it wouldn't boot up ( see: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...topic=31313&hl= ) I followed pip22's advice and ran a repair. Weeeeellllll. Now a driver wont load. It freezes when it gets to windows system drivers mup.sys and i can repair it until i turn blue and it still wont fix this problem. I am guessing the disk is damaged some how.
I have a copy of a good version if i could just get C: drive to let me mess with it when I am booting from a linux disk.When ever I try to change it to read and write it says it cant. I am guessing that C: has some sort of write protection on it.
Is there any way i can fix this driver issue? Any help would be much appreciated.

Edited by slytherinette, 01 October 2005 - 07:19 PM.

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Posted 02 October 2005 - 01:55 PM

Enter the BIOS and reset the defaults and then reboot and see if that will solve the problem.

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Posted 02 October 2005 - 06:36 PM

Did you try to get in via Safe Mode - or even the Recovery Console?

If your disk is NTFS, you're pretty much SOL for writing to it outside of Windows. If it's FAT32, you can boot with a Win98 Startup Disk and write from there.

From other posts on the web: Unplug all USB devices, go into Recovery Console and disable mup.sys, wait while booting into Safe Mode and it'll eventually get there, reset the cables on your hard drives (one might be just a bit loose), blown capacitors on the motherboard, BIOS needs flashing because it's corrupt, etc, etc, etc (just use a Google for mup.sys)

Here's a link that describes the file: http://www.file.net/process/mup.sys.html
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#4 slytherinette

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Posted 04 October 2005 - 10:23 AM

I got more detals about the issue. I finaly got it to boot in safe mode. I dont have anything to recover too, so that is out.
I have done EVERYTHING i can think of. I have Repaired windows, I have defragmented, I have ran a Registry fixer I have ran the sector fixing tool (though I don't have enough money to buy the full version). I FINALLY got it to boot up into safe mode, but it takes a really long time. I have also tried closing all the non essential start up items and starting up with a clean boot. I know it's not the hardware. I had a diagnostics ran, and I am using the same motherboard/ram/etc to boot up from a second hard drive that i loaded windows on.
I am absolutely pulling my hair out. The Seagate 200 gb is my master drive and the Maxtor 40gb is the slave. I am SLOWLY backing up my files and preparing for a reformat, but i would love to avoid that.

But i can ALEAST get it to boot in safe mode, right?
In my error log, there is an System error (from a safe mode boot) that reads:

The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:

im not sure if these errors might just be normal Safe mode errors or not.

also, i enabled boot loging, so i could perhaps see what might be going on. well, for what ever reason, It wont log when I try to boot in normal mode, but the safe mode boots are logged. They look like this: http://tezufuji.com/2.txt
In comparison, i did a log boot, with the exact same settings in safe mode, on the maxtor HD to see what it should look like, and it looks like this: http://tezufuji.com/1.txt

I also enabled the booting prosess where it shows what it's doing as it does it. It gets all the way past the main group of drivers, then it comes to a blue screen and it says blah blah... enabling boot log and never goes to the next screen where it says that it's checking drive C:\ .

I am curently phoneless so i cant call tech. support.

Any ideas on what i could try now?

Edited by slytherinette, 04 October 2005 - 10:26 AM.

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Posted 04 October 2005 - 11:23 AM

What does Device Manager reflect?

What errors are reflected in Event Viewer?

What is the exact error message?

For the most part, drivers don't load in Safe Mode, see http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1643.

It probably would not hurt to run chkdsk from XP...or the Recovery Console.

Running Chkdsk to Repair File Systems - http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documen...kd_tro_xudm.asp

Running Chkdsk from My Computer or Windows Explorer - http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documen...kd_tro_tvlq.asp


Edited by hamluis, 04 October 2005 - 11:25 AM.

#6 slytherinette

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Posted 04 October 2005 - 06:04 PM

Actualy Chkdsk was the first thing i tried. Im pretty sure that was how i got it to finaly boot in safe mode. The last time I ran it, it said there was no errors to be fixed.

someone gave me a really good idea of changing the name of the my documents folder to something else and re installing windows over the copy I have. What do you think? It sounds like it would work, and keep me from lossing all my stuff. But i would like.. lots of opinions first.

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Posted 04 October 2005 - 06:29 PM

Hi there,

Yes, but after changing the name move your documents folder over onto C:/

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