I hope someone can help with this problem. I'll try to explain whats happening being as clear as I can!
This morning my PC just hung after booting normally. I rebooted and it then kept rebooting. When I tried it in safe mode it hung at mup.sys. I've looked through alot of postings on this but could not find the answer. The problem seemed to be that my C drive was a SATA drive and no matter what I tried I could not get the recovery console up.
This lead me to this post - I decided to use one of my IDE drives to install a fresh copy of windows on with the hope that having done that I could reboot choose that insallation to boot from and then access my SATA to retrieve my files and copy them to a USB HDD (loads of kids photos etc) the problem is when ever I connect the SATA drive and boot into the IDE copy of windows the PC Hangs just after the black windows screen. If i try this in safe mode it seems to hang at the same point as before, just after loading MUP.SYS.
All I want to do is retrieve my photos and a few other files.
Can anyone help my wife's freaking out that we've lost 5 years of photo's