I am someone who is inflicted with always having to tamper with something!
My latest ballsup is that after months of tailoring and optimising my machine I thought I would move from sp2 and install xp3, I think I put in the wrong type of pakage. (:-((
I installed it on my machine (HP xw8000, xp pro sp2, 2x intel xeon) and upon reboot it froze at AGP440.sys.
I could not start it in safe mode, and repair console chkdsk fixmbr and fixboot had no effect.
I tried to do a system restore vai the command prompt "cd c:system~1_resto~1 and snapshot etc" and edited the script etc but to no avail.
My next attempt was to make the messed up drive as a slave in another machine to access it and uninstall sp3 from there. I done this but it did have some side effects on the C drive of which a fixmbr resolved and then seemed to have to reinstall a few drivers again.
How it stands at the moment.. When I put the dodgey drive back as master and try to boot after disabling the agp440.sys by doing listsvc it now freezes on \mup.sys.
Has anyone any idea how to resolve this.... I hope what i have written makes some sence.
If I am to combat this I take it that I have to access the drive as a the slave?
Is there some way to do a system restore whilst the drive is a slave, the files are there rp1 to rp36.
Please take note that I am only a novice diy geek so I can only understand the lower end of medium heavy. (:-))
Any and all advice welcome TIA,