Sounds like there's 2 installations here - one that's done and one that's still waiting to finish.
Please boot into the working XP installation. Then go to Start...Run...and type in "diskmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and then press Enter.
Please describe the hard disks that you find there (and how many partitions are on each).
Also, please look at each partition and note which one's have a WINDOWS or a WINNT directory
Finally, please enable the viewing of hidden and system files and check each hard drive for a coy of the boot.ini file. View the file in Notepad and copy/paste it/them to your next post.
But, frankly, since this is a new installation (and if you only have 1 hard drive) it'll be simpler to just format the drive and start over. You can follow these instructions to install it fresh: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html
As this is a corporate version of XP (from your other threads) and you can't install updates - I suspect that this is a pirated copy that you were given. I'm closing this thread based on that assumption. If you believe that I'm in error, please PM me to discuss it.
Edited by usasma, 20 March 2008 - 01:48 PM.
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