Windows XP Home freezes on boot, safe mode stops on mup.sys.
Posted on 2006-07-18
I have a computer I am trying to repair running Windows XP Home Edition. Only items plugged in are monitor and keyboard.
On bootup computer asks to boot in safe mode, boot with networking, boot with last known config, or boot normally.
If booted in safe mode computer freezes momentarily and reboots at mup.sys
If booted in with any other method computer will get to Windows XP progress splash screen. The progress bar will run thorough about 3 times before the computer reboots itself, and then back through the same loop.
I have tried using the installation disk and there is no option for repair within the intallation just two partitions to choose from to install Windows. If I do a Repair Recovery I can run a scndsk and it comes up clean. I have tried many of the other basics, I was wondering if anyone had any insight or solution to this mess. There are tons of online articles, but non of them offer a clear solution.