Due to a number of problems I was having, I decided to reinstall W2k. The SP I had installed was SP4, the installation CD I have for my Dell was SP1.
The installation proceeds to the point shown on title of this mail and then stops.(W2K reinstallation hanging up at Installing Components/Status: Configuring COM+)
Mouse movement is still possible, but no progression on the installation.
I tried restarting the installation, this time with the network cable unplugged but it still stopped at the same point.
The problems I was having which led to my attempt to reinstall were:
Printers installed on the PC could disappear after a period running after a reboot.
Connection to the internet would not establish after a time running until you rebooted.
Scanned for viruses showed up nothing.
McAfee firewall was installed some time ago and I suspect these faults started to appead around the same time.
I still have some network access from the PC even when the printers and internet connection fails.
How can I get over this current installatipon hump?
P.S I have tried removing all hardware cards, so that only keyboard, mouse and monitor are present, but this has made no difference.
P.S.2 I have since restarted the PC and selected Safemode on reboot. This picked to the installation and some more info was shown this time.
'COM+ Setup error'
'Sub component COM+ raised an exception while processing the OC_complete_installation ...
..\ccomplescore.cpp (line 274) Error code 0X80040206
An unexpected internal error was detected.
The Com+ event class could not be registered'
After the above I was able to continue the installation and rebooted ok with my minimal hardware setup.
What will I need to do to corrent the above installation error?
Thanks for now.