I am having problems with xp . After a failed linux mint install my current xp install went down under. I get to the loading screen and after some time it freezes. I tried safe mode and it works. I tried safe mode with networking and it freezes after showing that mup.sys is loading . I tried in safe mode to set up a diagnostic startup . One restart later it still freezes, which is odd since I thought that diagnostic startup is basically safe mode. I have two hdd so I took out the hdd with the xp install and I intalled xp sp3 on the hdd with the failed mint install on it. Everything ran fine (and slow) and after a restart I got the same problem on this new xp installation. It only works in safe mode without networking. The lan card can't be the problem since the internet works if I boot from a puppy linux or even mint linux cd. But just to be safe I tried booting xp without the lan card. Same problem, xp freezes at loading screen.
Maybe the attached report about what is scheduled to be loade/run may be useful. To view it you need http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx
Is there any way to trace the boot process so i may see where exactly xp freezes? boot logging I understand will not work . There are some entries in the log file but I think only the sessions where I booted into safe mode are in that log. I will attach that file too (it's too long to post) .