attempting to start normally gives a BSOD with
DRIVER IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL
STOP: 0X000000D1 (0X0007430c, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0x0007430c)
For awhile I was able to boot into safemode, but it would occasionally completely hang up while loading SPTD.sys. I read about some issues connected with that driver, so I deleted it. On the next restart I was no longer able to make it into safemode...it now hangs immediately after loading MUP.sys.
I haven't been connected to the internet in over a month due to moving, so I haven't downloaded anything, including any windows updates. No new hardware or software installs, either, though I did just hook up a new wireless router...but the computer crashed before i did anything towards installing it.
I've tried all the boot related things I can think of:
-tried to system restore while I still had safemode
-tried to start with last good configuration
-ran chkdsk /p/r through recovery console
-ran fixboot through recovery console
-ran fixmbr through recovery console
-did inplace upgrade (repair) using XP boot cd
i've unplugged the printer, other hard drive, floppy drive, etc, though my wireless card and video card are still plugged in...i'll unplug them today to see if that changes anything.
any ideas at all?? i'm thoroughly stumped and could really use some help!!!!