WinXP hangs on boot

Discussion in 'Windows XP Help and Support' started by exekutive, Jan 8, 2015.

  1. exekutive

    exekutive

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2015
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    I am unable to get Windows XP to boot up. It stops on the screen after the progress beads. The hard drive goes crazy for a few seconds, and then the system hangs.(see attached screenshot).

    Safe mode and Previous known good config don't work either. A copy of my bootlog is below. CHKDSK was run and volume is healthy. I can't figure out what the OS is doing when it hangs. Any ideas how to pinpoint the problem? Some way to debug or error log to view? As you can see, the kernel and other core files load OK. I'm suprised Safe Mode doesn't work, actually.

    backstory:
    It used to be a dual-boot computer with Ubuntu, which I tried to convert back to single-booting XP. After using the Windows recovery console to fix the MBR, the system would no longer boot. After an eternity of attempting to repair MBRs and VBRs, and using a plethora of recovery tools, I gave in and did a Windows parallel install. That fixed the boot issue, but now my original XP OS doesn't start. The new, parallel, Windows OS works fine however. I have them both listed in my boot.ini.

    Code:
     Service Pack 3 1  8 2015 05:10:30.375
    Loaded driver \WINDOWS.BAK\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
    Loaded driver \WINDOWS.BAK\system32\hal.dll
    Loaded driver \WINDOWS.BAK\system32\KDCOM.DLL
    Loaded driver \WINDOWS.BAK\system32\BOOTVID.dll
    Loaded driver ACPI.sys
    Loaded driver \WINDOWS.BAK\system32\DRIVERS\WMILIB.SYS
    Loaded driver pci.sys
    Loaded driver isapnp.sys
    Loaded driver vsflt53.sys
    Loaded driver pciide.sys
    Loaded driver \WINDOWS.BAK\system32\DRIVERS\PCIIDEX.SYS
    Loaded driver MountMgr.sys
    Loaded driver ftdisk.sys
    Loaded driver dmload.sys
    Loaded driver dmio.sys
    Loaded driver PartMgr.sys
    Loaded driver mvxxmm.sys
    Loaded driver VolSnap.sys
    Loaded driver atapi.sys
    Loaded driver iaStor.sys
    Loaded driver iteraid.sys
    Loaded driver \WINDOWS.BAK\system32\DRIVERS\SCSIPORT.SYS
    Loaded driver mv61xxmm.sys
    Loaded driver mv64xxmm.sys
    Loaded driver disk.sys
    Loaded driver \WINDOWS.BAK\system32\DRIVERS\CLASSPNP.SYS
    Loaded driver fltMgr.sys
    Loaded driver MpFilter.sys
    Loaded driver KSecDD.sys
    Loaded driver WudfPf.sys
    Loaded driver Ntfs.sys
    Loaded driver NDIS.sys
    Loaded driver vididr.sys
    Loaded driver timntr.sys
    Loaded driver snapman.sys
    Loaded driver Mup.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\intelppm.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nv4_mini.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\HDAudBus.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\yk51x86.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\usbuhci.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\usbehci.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\parport.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\serial.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\serenum.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\imapi.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\ElbyCDFL.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\cdrom.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\redbook.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\audstub.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\rasl2tp.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\ndistapi.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\ndiswan.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\raspppoe.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\raspptp.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\msgpc.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\psched.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\ptilink.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\raspti.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\rdpdr.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\termdd.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\kbdclass.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\mouclass.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\VClone.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\swenum.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\update.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\mssmbios.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\NDProxy.SYS
    Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\NDProxy.SYS
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\RtkHDAud.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\usbhub.sys
    Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\lbrtfdc.SYS
    Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Fdc.SYS
    Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Flpydisk.SYS
    Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Sfloppy.SYS
    Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\i2omgmt.SYS
    Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Changer.SYS
    Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Cdaudio.SYS
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Fs_Rec.SYS
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Null.SYS
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Beep.SYS
    Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\i8042prt.SYS
    Did not load driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\kbdhid.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\vga.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\mnmdd.SYS
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\DRIVERS\RDPCDD.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Msfs.SYS
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Npfs.SYS
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\rasacd.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\ipsec.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\tcpip.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\netbt.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\ipnat.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\wanarp.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\afd.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\netbios.sys
    Did not load driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\PCIDump.SYS
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\rdbss.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\mrxsmb.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\usbccgp.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Fips.SYS
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\ElbyCDIO.sys
    Did not load driver \??\C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\aslm75.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\AsIO.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\hidusb.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\kbdhid.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Fastfat.SYS
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Udfs.SYS
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\ndisuio.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\rspndr.sys
    Loaded driver MpFilter.SYS
    Did not load driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\ipnat.sys
    Did not load driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\rdbss.sys
    Did not load driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\mrxsmb.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\mrxdav.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\ParVdm.SYS
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\StarOpen.SYS
    Did not load driver \??\C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\AsInsHelp32.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\srv.sys
    Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\Cdfs.SYS
    
     

    Attached Files:

    exekutive, Jan 8, 2015
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. exekutive

    Elizabeth23

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2012
    Messages:
    4,921
    Likes Received:
    347
    Location:
    Florida
    if you need data off the original non booting xp, I would use hiren's boot cd to get them and then wipe the whole drive and reinstall xp.

    Courtesy of Jose Ibarra
    Make yourself a Hiren's Boot CD which you can download from here:

    http://www.hirensbootcd.org/download/

    The ZIP file is large, so the download will probably take a little while to complete bit it is worth it. Then unzip the download to extract the Hirens.BootCD.ISO file that will be used to create your new bootable CD.

    Creating a bootable CD from a .ISO file is not the same as just copying the .ISO file to a blank CD. You have to use software that understands how to burn a .ISO file to a CD to create a bootable CD.

    In the Hiren's ZIP file are the BurnToCD.cmd file that you can double click to launch it, but I have never used it and prefer to use ImgBurn.

    If you need a free and easy CD burning software package, here is a popular free program:

    http://www.imgburn.com/

    When installing ImgBurn, DO NOT install anything from UniBlue or the Ask toolbar (never install the ASK toolbar for anything).

    Here are some instructions for ImgBurn:

    http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=61

    It would be a good idea to test your new bootable CD on a computer that is working.

    You may need to adjust the computer BIOS settings to use the CD ROM drive as the first boot device instead of the hard disk.

    These adjustments are made before Windows tries to load. If you miss it, you will have to reboot the system again.

    When booting on the Hiren's CD you will see a menu of options. Choose the Mini XP option. Then it will appear that Windows is being loaded and you will be presented with a desktop that has the look and feel of the Windows Explorer interface you are already used to using.

    One way to check the disk for errors is to open My Computer and right click your afflicted drive and choose Properties, Tools, Error-checking, Check Now... put a check mark in both the boxes and then Start.

    Sometimes that doesn't work, so you can also click Start, Run and in the box enter:

    cmd

    Click OK to open a Command Prompt window and enter the following command (assuming XP is installed on your C drive)

    chkdsk c: /r

    This disk checking can take a long time (perhaps several to many hours) depending on the size of the volume, the amount of data on the volume and what the disk checking finds to do.
    Let chkdsk finish and correct any problems it might find.

    Depending on the the speed of your system, the size of the volume, the amount of data on the volume and what chkdsk finds to do, it may take a long time for chkdsk with error correction to complete (several to many hours) or it may appear to be 'stuck'. Be patient. If the HDD light is still flashing, chkdsk is doing something so don't interrupt it. It will finish eventually one way or the other. Keep an eye on the percentage amount to be sure it is still making progress. It may even appear to go backwards sometimes.

    You may have to run the chkdsk c: /r more than once.

    ==============

    you do not have to run chkdsk since you have run it already, normally I would say use fixmbr, but you say you have already run that.

    also do this, go to run, type in msconfig, on the boot.ini tab, click on the button to check all boot paths, what does it say when you do this??
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2015
    Elizabeth23, Jan 11, 2015
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. exekutive

    exekutive

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2015
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    documents have been backed up, but I'd like to get the OS working.

    FIXMBR isn't needed since the computer is able to boot into the operating system.

    Checking boot paths yields nothing interesting. (strangely the only problem it has is with the Recovery Console which works fine.)
     
    exekutive, Jan 18, 2015
    #3
  4. exekutive

    Elizabeth23

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2012
    Messages:
    4,921
    Likes Received:
    347
    Location:
    Florida
    You can or cannot boot?? your first post says not your last post says yes???

    to boot properly it needs to go to the desktop.



    If one is not booting, delete that one from the boot.ini, and then you will just have one os and an empty drive partition, if you wanted your os on the whole drive you will have to use a third party software such as Partition Magic.

    ==================

    this search page has threads that discuss troubleshooting an xp parallel install

    ===
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2015
    Elizabeth23, Jan 19, 2015
    #4
  5. exekutive

    exekutive

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2015
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    The MBR's job is to pass control from the BIOS to the OS. By the time we see the Windows XP boot selection menu, the MBR's has already done it's job and Windows is in control. In my case, the computer does make this far, therefore the MBR is working properly. As I mentioned, the computer hangs just before the login screen, which is much, much later in the bootup process. In fact, from what I see in the boot log I posted, the kernel and hardware drivers have loaded successfully as well. What comes after that? I don't know ... maybe the registry.

    All your suggestions so far seem to indicate that you didn't fully read and understand my question.

    I don't want to delete the OS which is not booting, because that is the one I'm trying to fix. The second Windows installation is there to aid in the recovery. At this point, I'm not at all concerned with the partitions. I hope that clears things up a bit.
     
    exekutive, Jan 19, 2015
    #5
  6. exekutive

    Elizabeth23

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2012
    Messages:
    4,921
    Likes Received:
    347
    Location:
    Florida
    can you boot to safe mode on the afflicted OS?? if yes what events are listed in event viewer for this os??

    also does device manager of the afflicted os have any warnings??

    Look for yellow excalamation or question marks

    If you are familiar with these drivers, right click and select uninstall

    Do not uninstall those listed under System Devices

    Reboot the computer and see if Windows loads

    ====

    also, try here on info for multibooting

    http://www.goodells.net/multiboot/principles.shtml

    scroll to the part on doing this the Microsoft way, there is a little interactive session for tracing the boot process.
     
    Elizabeth23, Jan 19, 2015
    #6
  7. exekutive

    exekutive

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2015
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    No, as I said in my post, Safe Mode does not work.

    Kindly explain to me how I can look in the event viewer or device manager if I can't boot to the desktop?

    There is nothing in the link you posted that can help me repair Windows.

    Please, please, just read my entire post first.
     
    exekutive, Jan 19, 2015
    #7
  8. exekutive

    Elizabeth23

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2012
    Messages:
    4,921
    Likes Received:
    347
    Location:
    Florida
    if you make the Hiren's cd you will be able to see event viewer and device manager.
     
    Elizabeth23, Jan 20, 2015
    #8
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.