My PC would not boot. In safe mode it stopped at MUP.SYS
I decided to re-format and start again.
Reformatted using FDISK (NTFS) & FORMAT from a Windows98 start up floppy disc.
Re-booted with XP-pro CD but problem now is that when XP gets to the "Starting Set Up" bit, it stops. Blank screen, no disc activity at all.
I've replaced everything (and I mean everything) except M/B (PCchips M825G) & processor (Athlon 2000) but it will not go. I've even tried more than one copy of XP.
Now the weird bit. I can load Windows 98 and it runs perfectly. However, if I try and 'upgrade' to XP.....you guessed it, it stops at the "Starting Set Up" bit again. I also tried upgrading to Windows2000, same problem.
I can only assume that XP (& 2000) must look for or try to install something that 98 doesn't...but what?
Does anyone have any ideas, or is a new M/B and/or processor required?
Thanks in advance,