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2 pcs 2 problems..

wardyboyo

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#1
1.i have a pc which was given to me by my fathers friend..all he said was 'the hard drive fried'....so i out in a new hard drive (one i had from an old pc) and it goes post POST fine and the it comes to the advanced bopoting options screen..so i select one and 2 tgings can happen from here:
1.Start windows Normally: screen goes black, restarts
2.Safe Mode: goes up to Mup.sys and says press esc to cancel loading SPTD.sys or
something like that and if i press esc or leave it it just restarts
Could this be the PSU?

2.i want to format my other pc.. but i dont have a windows instalation disc..because i lent it to a friend ..he gave me a floppy and my pc doesnt have a floppy drive..

so is there a way to format and not lose windows?


Please help!
 

Tony D

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#3
on #1: Also try booting to the 'Last known Good Configuration'; also try 'Disable automatic restart on system failure'. If you can get in, locate and move the SPTD.sys file to the desktop.

I searched my XP-Pro machine and didn't find a file with that name. I even checked in System Folders and Hidden files/folders. So I this SPTD isn't part of Windows. Something else put it in there.
 

wardyboyo

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#4
SPTD is some thing to do with things like deamon tools or something of that sort..
and regarding question 1 ...could it be the psu?..because i have tried what you suggested and no luck
 

Seth

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#5
wardyboyo said:
SPTD is some thing to do with things like deamon tools or something of that sort..
and regarding question 1 ...could it be the psu?..because i have tried what you suggested and no luck
No, it's not the PSU.

When you attempt to exchange a hard drive that already has XP installed, XP is going to have a fit because it was installed on a different computer, so now XP is like WTH is this? Percentage wise, here is what will happen

10% of the time, XP will find the new hardware and continue to boot. You may or may not have to install other drivers or activate XP again.

80% of the time, XP will require a repair installation and activation.

10% of the time, XP will require a clean install.