Any time when i try to boot, whether in normal, safe mode, safe mode with command prompt etc, the computer will just reboot before anything is loaded. A BSoD shows up for half a second when booting in normal mode, and when booting in safe mode, it just stops at the file Mup.sys, and reboots 3 seconds after. It doesn't say if i want to skip this file, it just stops. If i'd leave it it'd be an infinite loop. When i tried to use the Windows Repair function, it told me my 160 GB HDD is completely empty to the last MB, which is complete nonsense. In reality i got just about 30 GB free. When i select the HDD, it will say the partition is damaged, too full, or something else and I have to format. I dont want to try to format the drive yet. Also, the Recovery Console, or whatever, doesnt seem to accept any password, not even nothing. I dont want to lose all the data. I tried taking the jumper out and trying all that, but still it wont work. Well, the HDD cant be broken, cos in the LiveCD Linux im using at the moment i can normally access the drive, browse all folders, etc, and adding to that it's barely 5 months old! It's a 160 GB Samsung drive.
I have to say i had such a problem very similar to this a few months before as well, but i had a logical explanation for that one: It was a Hitachi Deskstar. It was the same problem except when it got stuck the hard drive started making weird 'click click click' noises, and the current one doesnt. Also, in safe mode it got stuck loading smtp.sys and asked me if i wanted to abort loading, which also caused a reboot. Adding to that i could see the Deskstar Drive only half of the time on Linux. With the Deskstar, I couldnt even format. The full format process would finish in 15 seconds and it'd say the HDD is broken or so. I just rescued all the data off the Deskstar and then threw it away. I DON'T want to have to to that again!
Please! Help me fix this problem!