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could you get to the directory C:\windows\system32\drivers
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nope not at all.
always comes back bad filename.
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just checked my c:\ dir again. At the bottom it says interrupt divide by zero, stack: then a long string of alphanumeric code. my config.sys is also at zero.

Also found this on the net relating to xp boot files-
Windows NT / 2000 / XP
NTLDR, ntdetect.com, boot.ini, located at the root folder of the bootable volume, Registry files (i.e., SAM, SECURITY, SYSTEM and SOFTWARE), etc.
When my comp froze when spybot kicked in at the start of all this i remember seeing that it was blocking changes to the registry files listed above. Dont know if this helps with the problem or not.

Edited by pandammonia, 01 January 2007 - 03:08 AM.

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ok at c:>cd window\system32\drivers enter
does this give the corret prompt now
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yep :whistling:
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I di the dir mvp.sys and it says volume in drive is C. File not found.
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ok, changed it to mup.sys ND IT SAYS MUP SYS 105,088 02-19-06 2:14a 1 file 105,088 bytes 0 dirs then interrupt divide by zero, stack; and same string of alphnumeric characters.
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Ok is the original file error mvp.sys (I think it is)
at the c:\window\system32\drivers>attrib -r -a -s -h mvp.sys enter
Now do a dir does the file show?

Edited by peterm, 01 January 2007 - 04:51 AM.

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bad command or filename - "attrib"
changed it to mup.sys and it worked
a huge list of files 219 files 28,489,681 bytes 2 dirs then interrupt divide by zero.stack; and alphanumeric code, and now no command prompt, have to reset.

Edited by pandammonia, 01 January 2007 - 05:03 AM.

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ok I am going to reload NTFS 4 and play around
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are you sure the error message is mvp.sys and not mup.sys
I can't find mvp.sys on my computer - but that does not mean much it could have been created when you started this.
Can you edit the registry from NTFS (it won't load on my computer)
Should we change mup.sys and see if it boots ?
c:\window\system32\drivers>ren mup.sys mup.old enter
But this might cause it not to load also.
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I must have read it wrong as i think it is mup.sys. Though im not sure its an error message , as it seems like thelist of drivers its loading to get into safe mode, but thats where it gets stuck, so i think it could be the oe after thats causing the problems.
I tried getting to regedit, but not sure if i had right filepath...
Just tried changing the mup.sys as u said and now when i boot in2 safe mode, its not on the list and the last one is system32\zonelabs\srescan.sys.
I think i had a fairly recent reg backup in my doc & settings folder, is there a way to access n install that maybe?
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ok go back and rename the file back to mup.sys.
reboot and pick boot logging (you may have to keep pressing a key to continue)
what bios do you have?
Can you see the file in my docs and settings?
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Whoa Nelly. Hold Up . lol.

ok go back and rename the file back to mup.sys

do i just reverse the command?

reboot and pick boot logging (you may have to keep pressing a key to continue)

is that on the windows boot screen i get to?

what bios do you have?

where do i find this?

Can you see the file in my docs and settings?

what method should i use to look?
sorry, but am a bit befuddled now.
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ok do you remember how to get back to C:\windows\system32\drivers:>ren mup.old mup.sys enter
Reboot and press F8 this will give you the startup screen Safe mode last good config etc. 1 of these should be
Enable boot logging. I read this morning(on another site) that someone tried this and it finally went through to desktop. took about 1.5 hours ??
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