XP reboots at mup.sys. Recovery Console hangs at examining ... disk
Posted on 2004-09-20
A couple of days ago I upgraded Windows XP Pro to SP2. Everything seemed to work fine.
Yesterday got error message something like $extend\$UsnJrnl may be corrupt and to run chkdsk. Tried to run error checking from explorer but it asked me if I wanted to run it at re-boot. I accepted.
The system now continuously re-boots during startup. In safe mode and last known config it occurs after mup.sys is loaded.
I have tried Recovery Console from an XP SP1 cd but it stops at Examining 39261 MB Disk...... I've left it overnight but it doesn't appear to have moved. There doesn't appear to be any disk activity.
I've taken the disk and set it as a secondary drive in another machine but that then won't boot.
What I CAN do is access the disk using NTFSreader and can copy file from it so the data is there and accessible
Any advice would be appreciated. If I can get the drive mounted as a secondary on another machine I can copy off the data, zap it and start again or buy a new HD as a primary
Thanks in anticipation