Unable to boot XP

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johnwills Posts 5 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Member Last seen October 15, 2008 - Oct 9, 2008 at 12:32 AM
 russ - Jan 1, 2013 at 05:39 PM
Hello,

My machine has suddenly decided to stop booting, tried booting from safe mode (all options), but it hangs after Mup.sys. Tried booting from CD to get to the recovery console but this hangs after "Setup is starting windows" message.

Machine spec;

Asus P5Q Delux Mainboard
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.66
2GB Ram
Sapphire HD3870 512 Graphics card
320Gb harddisk
Aplus Case

Any ideas??

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Hi there,

I may help you with this, because I have solved similar problem.
I downloaded "Hiren's Boot CD". I burnt the ISO to a CD, booted from it and lunched the Mini XP.
In Mini Windows I went to the C:\Windows\System32\drivers directory and renamed all files that had a size of 0 kB.
I think you may delete them as well. Anyway, after this action I just removed the boot CD from my drive and rebooted as usual. And everything is OK for now...

I hope it helps, I wish you good luck!
Furthermore, I found this solution here...
https://www.toolbox.com/tech/data-management/blogs/windows-xp-hangs-at-isapnpsys-040610/

I just still don't know why that error happened.

Best wishes,
Alesh
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This worked for me Thanks...
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