"please go to the control panel to install and configure system components"

It's a fresh install of w2000pro with sp4.
Message shows up at the end of bootup and doesn't affect the operation of the machine.

There are no indications in device manager that anything is wrong.

.....I ran Belarc .....

Operating System   System Model
Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack 4 (build 2195)   No details available
Processor a   Main Circuit Board b
1.30 gigahertz AMD Duron
128 kilobyte primary memory cache
64 kilobyte secondary memory cache   Board: SiS-730
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. 6.00 PG 05/31/2001
Drives   Memory Modules c,d
10.22 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
8.30 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

MATSHITA CD-R CW-7582 [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

ST310212A [Hard drive] (10.24 GB) -- drive 0, s/n 7EG04532, rev 3.02, SMART Status: Healthy   128 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'A0' has 64 MB
Slot 'A1' has 64 MB
Slot 'A2' is Empty
  Local Drive Volumes
c: (on drive 0) 5.24 GB 3.96 GB free
d: (on drive 0) 4.98 GB 4.34 GB free
Logins   Network Drives
Installed Microsoft Hotfixes   Printers
Internet Explorer
    SP4  (SP4)  
Windows 2000
        Q327194[SP]  (details...)  on 11/30/03
        KB820888  (details...)  on 12/01/03
        KB822831  (details...)  on 12/01/03
        KB823980  (details...)  on 11/30/03

Click here to see all available security Hotfixes.

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(Failing hotfixes need to be reinstalled)
An unmarked HotFix lacks the data to allow verification    Windows NT Fax Driver on MSFAX:
Controllers   Display
Standard floppy disk controller
Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]
SiS PCI IDE Controller   3DForce2 MX Series,NVIDIA GeForce2 MX (Ver. 4.00.1381.0631 09/20/2000) [Display adapter]
Bus Adapters   Multimedia
SiS 7001 PCI to USB Open Host Controller
SiS 7001 PCI to USB Open Host Controller   MPU-401 Compatible MIDI Device
SiS 7018 Audio Driver
Standard Game Port
Communications   Other Devices
HCF 56K PCI Modem
RAS Async Adapter
Realtek RTL8139(A) PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
Network Card MAC Address: 00:D0:09:C8:48:7D   Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
PS/2 Compatible Mouse
USB Root Hub
USB Root Hub
Software Licenses
Microsoft - Internet Explorer 51874-015-0590304-09976 (Key: JTFT3-M4JXF-PJK2R-269R3-YY7XH)
Microsoft - WebFldrs 12345-111-1111111-11075  
Microsoft - Windows 2000 Professional 51874-015-0590304-09976 (Key: JTFT3-M4JXF-PJK2R-269R3-YY7XH)
Software Versions
America Online, Inc. - AOL Instant Messenger (SM) Version 4.3.2229 *
Belarc, Inc. - BelManage Client Version 6.0m *
Cinematronics - 3D Pinball Version 5.00.2134.1 *
dvdplay Application Version 1, 0, 0, 1 *
Eastman Software, Inc., A Kodak Business - Imaging for Windows® Version 5.00.2138.1 *
Fishbone Designs - NAB Conduit Install Application Version 1, 0, 0, 1 *
FreshDevices, Corp. - FreshDiagnose Version *
Full Circle Talkback Version 2.2 *
http://yahoopops.sourceforge.net - YahooPOPs! Version 0, 5, 0, 0 *
Lavasoft Ad-aware Plus Version *
Microsoft (r) Windows Script Host Version *  Microsoft Corporation - Internet Explorer Version 5.00.2920.0000 *
Microsoft Corporation - Windows Installer - Unicode Version 2.0.2600.1183 *
Microsoft Corporation - Windows® NetMeeting® Version 3.01 *
Microsoft Open Database Connectivity Version 3.520.6200.0 *
Microsoft Windows Media Player Version *
Netscape Communications nsnotify Version 4.5 *
NETSCAPE Version 4.8 *
Nullsoft - Winamp Version 2.6 *
WINS Client *
WinZip Version 8.0 (3105) *  

* Click to see where software is installed.
a. Megahertz measurement may be inaccurate if other programs were busy during last analysis.
b. Data may be transferred on the bus at one, two, or four times the Bus Clock rate.
c. Memory slot contents may not add up to Installed Memory if some memory is not recognized by Windows.
d. Memory slot contents is reported by the motherboard BIOS. Contact system vendor if slot contents are wrong.
e. This may be the manufacturer's factory installed product key rather than yours.  
Copyright 2000-3, Belarc, Inc. All rights reserved.
Legal notice. U.S. Patents 6085229, 5665951 and Patents pending.  

I've run w2000pro before on this machine without that message. About the only difference I can think of between this and the old install is that I have partitioned the hard drive.

 ....I could try removing the hardware pieces bit by bit, to see if error message goes away, but it might not even be a hardware problem.  

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dxf224Author Commented:
...would prefer not to do a reinstall.  Might fix it, but I'd rather find out what the problem is.
Your page file is too small ?  possibly pointed to the wrong drive ?
My computer properties
Advanced Tab
Performance Options
Virtual Memory change
set  minimum to 1 and 1/2 times over your total RAM

now make sure the page sizes are showing up in the top if the menu under [win2000 OS partition]

now click Apply
go to Envirinment Variables
select TEMP at the top > EDIT
and make sure it points to a place that has enough room like  --  %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Temp

dxf224Author Commented:
under advanced tab performance options ....shows 192mb"total paging file size for all drives"
....so I assume that's ok.   minimum would be 1.5 x 128 =192.
"total paging file size for all drives 192MB"

If I click on Performance options/Change I get ...
                                    Paging File Size
C:                                192-384

"now make sure the page sizes are showing up in the top of the menu under win2000 os partition..
....??????????????????????????????I don't see that anywhere.??????????????

...when I go to Environment variables I get ...

TEMP     C:\docs&settngs\dave\localsettngs\temp
TMP       C:...........same thing...........................

I'm clueless on this ... from what I understand of what you told me, c seems ok.  >>>is the d drive configured correctly, since it's a partition of a single physical hard drive??

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Everything looks good with your info...

your page file is 192-384

It shows up in C:[windows 2000]
Paging File Size
C:                                192-384

and your TEMP Environment is correct
TEMP     C:\docs&settngs\dave\localsettngs\temp

Two things to try,
try increasing the page file min and max to double just for test!
if your D: drive is a more suitable place for your page files then move it there by doing the same mothods but this time delete the values of 192 and 384 in C:
and add these values to D:
like this:
                      Paging File Size
D:                               192-384

and change your TEMP Environment
TEMP     D:\temp

This is all reversible , I'll keep researching your problem.


dxf224Author Commented:
Problem solved .... from the posts I've seen, the message seems to indicate an install glitch...
for  example......http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/WinXP/Q_20548287.html?query=Please+go+to+the+control+panel+to+install+and+configure+system+components&searchType=all ....

... in my case, it was not an inf problem.  I removed and restored netscape,winzip, etc and rebooted after each uninstall.  When I did that with the geoforce video driver, the problem went away.
(... a common thread in the problem posted by other users was that the DOWNLOADED program did not install properly.

 .... and to repeat from my original question ..there are/were  no indications in device manager that anything is wrong.            
thanks anyway.
Glad it's all working
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sorry I couldn't respond back to you in a timely mannor , but you fixed it

have a great holiday season
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