Posted 02 March 2007 - 04:23 PM
Since the first day I got my computer (3-4 months ago) I always had this problem. From time to time (it has been happening less and less, expect today) after the 'Windows Loading' screen, the computer hangs on a blank, black screen, I am assuming freezes while trying to boot up XP. When this would happen, I would just reboot a few times until it actually works. But today is an exception. No matter how many times I try, I cannot seem to boot into XP pro. when I try safe mode, it hangs at Mup.sys.
What do you guys think? Software error? Hardware error?
I have an Alienware Area51 7500.
2X 512 ram
RAID 0 enabled
dual geforce 9750gt
Pentium 4 2.66 dual
ps: also, this might be a helpful clue. At the 'Windows loading' screen, the bar usually goes through 3-4 times max, and XP loads. But now, it goes through 8-9 times, and it doesn't boot. I have no idea what that means, but it might be helpful.
ps2: Also, sometimes (rarely) instead of 'windows loading' finishing and THEN the computer hanging,
the 'windows loading' screen goes on forever, accomplishing nothing.
ps3: I have Acronis image saver, which is a backup program that I have installed. You can run it by pressing f11 before XP starts loading, thus I did. It loaded everything fine, but at first it gave a usp3 error but it didnt effect anything. When Acronis loaded up, the mouse was all messed up. I could only go up and down, not any other direction. And even that was all messed up.