I was previously having problems with Sharepoint Services 3.0 on my MS server 2003. I have completely uninstalled it now am are trying to reinstall. When it uninstalled it did not delete any of the databases however, and now it just looks like it is a big mess! Can someone please point out how I can remove the previous databases as well? They are still listed in IIS. Also when I run the sharepoint setup wizard the setup is getting about halfway and bringing up a message saying "Failed to register Sharepoint Services.
An exception of type System.ArgumentException was thrown. Additional exception information: error during encryption or decryption. System error code 997."
I would greatly appreciate any help on this problem as I am fairly new to Sharepoint and need some advice.