I've got a Fujitsu Siemens Laptop running XP and have had problems booting.
At first the message was to do with corrupt registry files, System, Security etc. I replaced all of the files with ones from the recovery folder and I got passed that screen and onto the boot options, safe mode, start normally etc.
When I select start normally or last best configuration all I get is a flashing cursor and it just stops there. If I select safe mode it starts loading files until It gets to mup.sys and hangs. If I try and use the XP disc to do a repair or new install of XP it loads all of the drivers then hangs on setup is starting windows. I have disabled everything I can in BIOS and removed all devices and the problem still persists.
I have also attempted booting Linux from a live disc which have also failed to work.
I have removed the HDD and backed up all the content by plugging it into a external USB HDD adapter so losing files is not an issue.
I suspect that it must be some kind of hardware failure, the RAM maybe, but would like to see what others thought and if there was anything else that I could try. Thanks in advance.