Trying To Recover XP Environment


J

John Schneider

One of my sister's business computers (XP Pro SP2) crashed and burned on
Friday. Literally! The power supply went up in smoke, and the motherboard
was ruined. This was an old Dell that is way out of warranty. I pulled the
drive and put it in one of my machines and got a backup (Acronis TrueImage
11), with lots of bad sector errors. I then ran Spinrite on it (which took
55 hours) and now have another TI backup.

I built her a new machine yesterday with a fresh install of XP Pro SP2. She
is installing some of the apps she regularly uses, but doesn't have the
install disks/CDs for a few apps she needs. Of course, despite my constant
remiders, she hasn't done a backup in years. Even if she did, we would still
be in the same position.

I'm trying to get the backup to run under Virtual PC 2007 SP1 so she can at
least access those apps in a virtual machine. I created a new VHD, mounted
in in Vista, did the TI restore to that VHD, then created a new virtual
machine using that VHD. Booting from a slipstreamed XP Pro SP2 CD in the VM,
I went through the initial recovery console steps, doing the chkdsk /r,
fixmbr, etc. Tried booting the VM and got the screen saying Windows had not
been shut down properly, etc. Tried booting to Windows anyway, but nothing
happens. Tried booting to Safe Mode and it hung on agp440.sys. Disabled
that, but it now hangs on mup.sys. Been doing searches on mup.sys and tried
everything I can find, but still no luck.

Before I resort to doing a repair install, does anyone have any other
suggestions on how to get past the mup.sys hang?

Thanks!
 
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S

Shenan Stanley

John said:
One of my sister's business computers (XP Pro SP2) crashed and
burned on Friday. Literally! The power supply went up in smoke,
and the motherboard was ruined. This was an old Dell that is way
out of warranty. I pulled the drive and put it in one of my
machines and got a backup (Acronis TrueImage 11), with lots of bad
sector errors. I then ran Spinrite on it (which took 55 hours) and
now have another TI backup.

I built her a new machine yesterday with a fresh install of XP Pro
SP2. She is installing some of the apps she regularly uses, but
doesn't have the install disks/CDs for a few apps she needs. Of
course, despite my constant remiders, she hasn't done a backup in
years. Even if she did, we would still be in the same position.

I'm trying to get the backup to run under Virtual PC 2007 SP1 so
she can at least access those apps in a virtual machine. I created
a new VHD, mounted in in Vista, did the TI restore to that VHD,
then created a new virtual machine using that VHD. Booting from a
slipstreamed XP Pro SP2 CD in the VM, I went through the initial
recovery console steps, doing the chkdsk /r, fixmbr, etc. Tried
booting the VM and got the screen saying Windows had not been shut
down properly, etc. Tried booting to Windows anyway, but nothing
happens. Tried booting to Safe Mode and it hung on agp440.sys.
Disabled that, but it now hangs on mup.sys. Been doing searches on
mup.sys and tried everything I can find, but still no luck.

Before I resort to doing a repair install, does anyone have any
other suggestions on how to get past the mup.sys hang?

Repair install.
 
A

Anteaus

mup.sys is not responsible, it just happens to be the last in that list!

You need to rerun the setup, select 'Install XP' and NOT the 'recovery
console' option. Then, on the screen which shows you the available
partitions, opt to 'repair the existing XP installation.'
 
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