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Problem with MUP.SYS

by Disneyfan / February 23, 2007 2:37 AM PST

I'm helping someone with a problem booting their system. They are running Windows Media Center. The computer gets past the Windows logo screen and then the screen goes black and stays there. When I try to come up in Safe Mode, it gets as far as MUP.SYS and freezes. I don't know if that means that MUP is the problem or if the problem lies with whatever might be trying to load after MUP. Any suggestions or guidance would be appreciated.

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Try this and tell...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 23, 2007 2:45 AM PST
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Unplug USB devices and try again.

But what tools do you have to fix this? A real XP CD comes in real handy.


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No choice other than USB
by Disneyfan / February 23, 2007 4:43 AM PST
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Unfortunately, this system is a Dell XPS 200 and the only way to attach a keyboard and mouse are via USB. There are no standard keyboard or mouse ports.

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(NT) And what tools do we have to work with?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 23, 2007 5:11 AM PST
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Here's one success story
by Stan Chambers / February 23, 2007 4:44 AM PST
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even a "healthy" system
by jonah jones / February 23, 2007 3:26 PM PST
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i find that booting to Safe Mode hangs on mpu.sys, i go have a coffee and when i come back, it's booted to desktop in safe mode



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jonah, that was funny!! LOL It reminds of losing something
by DarCLew2 / February 24, 2007 3:00 AM PST

when I stop looking, BAM! There it is!! Darrell

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That gives me an idea!
by linkit / February 24, 2007 11:23 AM PST

I think I will create a hanging Safe Mode screensaver just to take an extra coffee break. Thanks, jonah!

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