XP Pro hangs after splash screen

By kahiau1 · 4 replies
Jan 3, 2007
  1. My system hangs after the splash on a nice black screen. I’ve tried the ‘in-place upgrade’/system repair, as suggested , choosing the first option for XP Pro setup and not the “recovery console.” After I press F8, the following options appear:

    The following list shows the existing partitions and unpartitioned space on this computer. Use the UP and DOWN ARROW keys to select an item in the list.

    • To set up Windows XP on the selected item, press ENTER.
    • To create a partition in the unpartitioned space, press C.
    • To delete the selected partition, press D>

    76431 MB Disk 0 at Id0 on bus 0 on atapi [MBR]
    C: partition1 (Kahiau) [NTFS} 76332 MB (36761 MB free)
    Unpartitioned space 8MB

    5860 MB Disk on disk [MBR]
    Unpartitioned space 39MB
    D: partition1 (KAHIAU’S IP) [FAT32] 5820MB (1996 MB free)

    What should I do next? I’m afraid to set up XP again or delete a partition and risk losing my data on the drive. LKGC hangs at same spot. Safe mode hangs at mup.sys.

    Thanks in advance for your help!
  2. smore9648

    smore9648 TS Rookie Posts: 697

    Recovery console

    Manual Repair CHKDSK /R

    This should fix your issue
  3. kahiau1

    kahiau1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks, I'll try that!
  4. smore9648

    smore9648 TS Rookie Posts: 697

    Please let me know if this solved your problem, so I can charge you appropriately;)
  5. kahiau1

    kahiau1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I'll send a box of Liliha Bakery cocoa puffs over right away. :p
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