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Windows won't start even in safe mode

Windows won't start even in safe mode

Windows won't start on a laptop I have because there's a driver screwup. I'm pretty sure that's the reason. In safe mode, it gets hung up on ...system32/Drivers/Mup.sys and asks if I want to cancel SPTD.sys.

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Guest [Entry]

Did you try Last Known Good? That should eliminate the driver issue if it was installed just before the last shutdown/restart
Guest [Entry]

"You can borrow a Windows disc to repair your system. You may need to use the ""same"" disc type (service pack number, OEM vs. upgrade, etc), but for that type of disc, they are all identical copies. Your own license key is what differentiates one system from another, so there's no legal problem.

For what it's worth, I've been trying to fix a similar problem (2 years so far) on a desktop. A friend ran a virus scan (Avast) on it and we replaced one of the driver files, and while it did not fix the system, it did allow the system to boot and it will now run in Safe Mode."