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upgrade from XP Home to XP Pro. installation problem

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Anonymous
September 30, 2004 5:56:15 PM

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When I attempt to complete the installation of XP
professional I get the message "Bad Pool Caller". I cannot
access my computer because I am unable to complete the
installation. Again, this is an upgrade from Home to
Professional version.
Anonymous
September 30, 2004 10:09:06 PM

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For that upgrade one must boot to xp pro cd,install xp,new copy,
delete the partition (xp home),create one,then let xp format and install.

"alcibiades" wrote:

> When I attempt to complete the installation of XP
> professional I get the message "Bad Pool Caller". I cannot
> access my computer because I am unable to complete the
> installation. Again, this is an upgrade from Home to
> Professional version.
>
Anonymous
October 1, 2004 1:07:29 AM

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Hi,

BAD_POOL_CALLER usually is indicitive of a driver problem. There may be some
piece of hardware in the system that is not natively supported in a retail
version of WinXP, particularly if the WinXP Home system was preinstalled.
You may need appropriate driver sets from the system manufacturer or
hardware maker.

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"alcibiades" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1c5c01c4a72f$ed4b40d0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> When I attempt to complete the installation of XP
> professional I get the message "Bad Pool Caller". I cannot
> access my computer because I am unable to complete the
> installation. Again, this is an upgrade from Home to
> Professional version.
Anonymous
October 1, 2004 1:10:38 AM

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Does it display a value like 0x000000c2 or the like. If so, do a google
search on that value.

"alcibiades" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1c5c01c4a72f$ed4b40d0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> When I attempt to complete the installation of XP
> professional I get the message "Bad Pool Caller". I cannot
> access my computer because I am unable to complete the
> installation. Again, this is an upgrade from Home to
> Professional version.
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