Single-Step through bootup process
Posted on 2007-03-22
When Windows tries to boot, it hangs for a minute, then reboots-a continous loop. I've tried Safe Mode, and noticed Windows attempts to load a driver file named avipsec.sys from the Windows\System32\Drivers\ folder. It hangs there, then the system reboots.
I cannot find any info on this file. From two hits I got from Chinese sites, I "assume" it is an IP Security driver from Avaya, a spinoff from Lucent Technologies, who deals with VoIP and wireless. Since I have neither on my system, looks like maybe I picked up a virus.
I remember in DOS days, you could hit an F-key during boot and confirm each file that was being loaded by config.sys or autoexec.bat. Is there a similar capability in Windows XP so I can skip loading this one driver to see if the computer will boot?