WinXP msconfig problem

  corc2 13:47 17 Apr 2004
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A mate of mine has tinkered with msconfig to disable some start up items. When he re-booted, XP won't boot up either from HDD or CD-ROM. It seems to stop when it reaches a driver named mut.sys. Does anyone know how to either re-install msconfig or any ideas how to get computer working at all. Someone has mentioned using a win98 startup disc but don't know exactly if it can be used. Any help greatly appreciated.

  daxian 13:53 17 Apr 2004

hi corc 2....
when starting the computer ,tap the f8 key and choose last know good configuration .
if that dont work go into safe mode and undo the changes made to startup then reboot....

  daxian 13:53 17 Apr 2004

hi corc 2....
when starting the computer ,tap the f8 key and choose last know good configuration .
if that dont work go into safe mode and undo the changes made to startup then reboot....

  daxian 13:55 17 Apr 2004

sorry for the double post ...took a while to register and thought i had missed the button

  corc2 14:05 17 Apr 2004

Thanks daxian,
Unfortunately he's tried that and it still hangs. By the way the file is mup.sys - i misheard him on the phone. A check on tinternet seems to point towards networking/usb connections. It seems when he chooses safe mode it still hangs at same point. Would step by step mode work do you think?

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