Not a fun one.
I have a PC here that does not boot into XP Home. Selecting Safe Mode ends up hanging at MUP.sys and trying to run Windows normally just shows a black screen.
I have waited for about two hours on each with no change.
Running the XP install ends with a hang at "Setup Is Starting Windows"
I followed "http://support.microsoft.com/kb/217073
" and had no change.
I have tested the memory with Memtest over night - OK
I have tested the system with QuickTech Pro over night- OK
The hard drive has passed SeaTools and the IBM/Hitachi
I have removed the PCI modem (only card in the system) - No change
I have tried different RAM and also the current two sticks one at a time - No change
I put the drive in another system and ran CHKDSK with scanning for bad sectors - All OK
I did a FIXMBR and FIXBOOT - No change
I unplugged the CDROM and the Floppy - No change
I created an image of the drive using ShadowProtect then put the image back with the option to restore the original XP Boot sector - No Change
I ran the XP install on the other system using the hard drive and it went past Setup Is Starting Windows so I dont think its the drive.
The keyboard Im using is PS/2 and the mouse is USB. Both work in other systems. I think the clients keyboard and mouse are both PS/2.
What am I missing? I can run all the DOS tools from Ultimate Boot CD etc fine all the motherboard and system tests are OK.
Thankyou very much for any input.