the merge process could not initialize the subscription

SQL Server 2000 -> Merge repl. to a remote SQL Server 2000.

I get this error no matter if it's a push or pull subscription:

"the merge process could not initialize the subscription.  the step failed."

I even tried creating the snapshots on the remote computer.  
Brian CoughterOwnerAsked:
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Brian CoughterOwnerAuthor Commented:
Well, I added   -QueryTimeOut    but no difference.  Same error.
Brian CoughterOwnerAuthor Commented:
I also put in a new REPLPROV.DLL and registered it with no success either.
Brian CoughterOwnerAuthor Commented:
I ended up deleting my subscriber DB's and reconfiguring Replication from scratch.  That got it going properly.  Thanks.
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