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I have a similar problem. When I boot up in normal mode, I get a blank
screen. No cursor, nothing. It just stays like that. I'm about to try
leaving it overnight!
When I boot up in any safe mode, I get to agp440.sys, and the system
freezes. When I tried disabling agp440.sys in the recovery console off the
install disc, the startup froze at Mup.sys instead, and the normal startup
still didnt run. I don't want to disable Mup.sys, because I don't know what
it is and how important it is, or for that matter whether something else will
freeze the startup instead.
I've tried manually rolling back the registry, and no luck, and I can't
restore to a previous point, because I can't access Windows in any way. I
also got desperate and tried to run a repair install, but that option doesn't
even come up in the setup programme.
This is, quite frankly, driving me nuts. I'm a good person, and this kinda
thing just shouldnt happen! HELP ME! You'll be saving me from my computer
Thanks in advance,
> I think we need to know more.
> Do you get a perpetual hour glass?? If so, take a hike and come
> back...it may just boot up.