I cannot boot. I have XP Pro, Intel Celeron Proc, soyo p4vtp motherboard, 3 HDD's a various sizes, 2 G 184-pin DDR RAM...
I previously had 1 G RAM in the form of 2-512 sticks I added 1-1G stick and cannot boot. It doesn't matter if I pull the memory out, reconfigure the machine with ut the basic parts necessary to boot, i still get the same messages.
Currently: the machine hangs at \windows\system32\drivers\mup.sys if I try to boot in safe mode.
-last known good and start win normally both just hang with no indication of errors
-when I attempt to boot from my XP CD I get the message 'the entry "ntkrnlmp.exe" in the [SourceDisksFiles] section of the INF file is corrupt or missing. Setup cannot continue. Press any key to exit.'
the Original error was a blue screen of death with a stop: 0xA IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL MESSAGE
a couple of time I got the message "lsass.exe cannot be found" or "windows\system32\config\system is corrupt. run repair console." however I never have been able to get near repair console.
Soyo's web site and centon both said the specific memory was compatible with the specific motherboard. (The new 1G and one of the old 512K sticks are Centon, he other old 512K is Crucial.)
Naturally being the organized person I am, I cannot locate any XP boot disks created when I loaded it, and my previous backup was prior to the upgrade. I can boot from my norton cd but that is a win 98 shell and cannot access my NTFS disks. My norton was updated as of 3 days before the crash occured and my windows was set to automatically upgrade on the default schedule.
ANY help anyone could give on this would be greatly appreciated. Today is day #5 since this first occured.
Edited by biggerdave, 18 November 2005 - 12:31 AM.