Old laptop will not boot

Discussion in 'hardware' started by mick92z, Jan 20, 2011.

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  1. mick92z

    mick92z Registered Member

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    Hi, I have an old XP laptop, which has a broken cd drive. Recently when I tried to boot,it started, then turned off. Now I get the advanced menu screen.If I choose any other option than safe mode, nothing happens. If I choose safe mode, files begin to load, then stop at mup.sys ( I've read this is the last file that loads, anyway )
    I have removed the hard drive,put it in an enclosure and connected to my desktop. I ran chkdisk and it says the disc is fine.
    So can I rule out the hard drive being faulty ?
    My knowledge is quite limited. Thank you
     
  2. Cudni

    Cudni Global Moderator

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    were you also able to read/view files on that hd? if yes try repairing the xp install in case there is some profile corrruption
     
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