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IMPORTANT: This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/EN-US/ )Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
When you try to reinstall Windows XP, Windows Setup may repeatedly start and stop, and then you receive an error message similar to the following:
Also, the Setup error list may contain the following error messages:
Setup cannot upgrade some settings. After setup completes, you may need to reinstall one or more programs.
IE Migration: No Rating Migration
Private.inf does not exist.
MigMainInit:MemDbload would not load C:\Windows\setup\ntsetup.dat (ERROR=3)
As a result, you cannot log on to Windows or complete Windows XP Setup.
W95UpgNt_Migrate: MigMain_Init failed (ERROR=3)
This behavior can occur if, after you successfully install Windows XP, your registry becomes corrupted and you try to reinstall Windows XP.
To resolve this issue, remove the entries in the Boot.ini file that point to the Windows XP upgrade, and then restore the Windows XP registry.
WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
To do this, follow these steps: