[Solved] XP not booting

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I upgraded to XP Pro from ME a week or two ago. At first everything was fine. Then about 6 days ago my brother turns off the computer without shutting down - he just presses the power button. When I try to boot up, it says that my windows\system folder is corrupt. I tried everything, had to reinstall XP. Just now, I had to reboot because some programs were getting unstable (after 5 days of uptime). When I boot back up it tries to pull the ol' scandisk routine. I let it go and when it's done my computer hangs. After about 5 minutes it suddenly reboots. When it comes back it says something about windows not booting correctly last time I started it and lets me choose safe mode, start windows normally, or use last working settings. Both start windows and last working settings do the same as above, and safe mode freezes at the file Mup.sys. The last thing I did before the reboot was send an error report to Microsoft when Windows Explorer had a critial error. Maybe something got messed up there?
 
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Erm, the link won't work... but I think I know what you're talking about - the thing that boots you into DOS, right? I can do that, but I have no clue what to do there. I can see my harddrive... I've run chkdsk... no errors.
 
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No, the Recovery Console is more.

The link was for the Microsoft article Q307654, Microsoft have changed things at their site and links don't always work. Go to their site and search the knowledge base using the Q number.
 
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I ended up reinstalling windows on that system, and everythings working fine. Thanks though for the link
 
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