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me67

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ISSUE: I was upgrading xp home to xp professional. Everything was working up to the initialization phase. This is the 34 min wait. It stops and never completes the installation.

TROUBLESHOOTING: Called Microsoft and they just partition a section of my C drive and had me install it on that partition. This I could have done on my own. They wanted to drag data from the corrupt partition where the unsuccessful installation occurred to the new partition. Iím seeking other alternatives or help. I donít think the techs there are all that good.

The ideal solution would to reverse this installation or complete the installation. Iím even willing to install another operating system only if it will not delete my applications already installed on the bad partition
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wannabe1

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Hello me67...

Can you boot into the original installation? If you can, look at the C: drive and see how many Windows folders are there.

I'd also like to have a peek at the boot.ini file. To access this, click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
On the Advanced tab, under Startup and Recovery, click Settings. The "Startup and Recovery" dialog box appears. Under System startup, click Edit.

The Boot.ini file opens in Notepad and looks similar to the following:

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home "
/fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS.0="Microsoft Windows XP Professional"
/fastdetect

Copy and paste the boot.ini text here for me.

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