Forums As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged I have googled this extensively and before anyone points me to this article here: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;823303 The 3 solutions did not work for me 1.

I tried installing it but a few files were not found, so I installed it again using a different cd I got from work. Steve Berlin 7 years ago # WOW! Method in post seems to help often, but is certainly not universal. “Access denied” error when installing service pack | Rarst.net 7 years ago # […] to Windows XP service packs Register Privacy Policy Terms and Rules Help Popular Sections Tech Support Forums Articles Archives Connect With Us Twitter Log-in Register Contact Us Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2016 XenForo Ltd.

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Confirm the malicious dependencies are no longer listed in the registry. Rarst 5 years ago # @Dan Don't have one. tapanbhai New Member posted: Jul. 5, 2006 @ 6:57a May Be Your Computer Contain Old Dll's or some Dll's Missing. Delete this DependOnService DComLaunch entry and exit regedit 8.

While you are in the registry, also take a look at the key HKLM>Software>Microsoft>Windows NT>SvcHost. Good luck to your server. :) sammie 8 years ago # Thanks. The re-install started fine went through "Preparing Installation " but when it started to "Installing Windows" I get a fail screen with a fatal error window". AVP Dan 4 years ago # Your solution worked perfectly for me.

Inside Safe Mode, open regedit (if you do not have a start menu like I didn't, press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to bring up Task Manager and from the file menu select Run...) and your instructions above for resolving the "failed catalog files" while installing SP3 worked like a charm. Hide Shopping Earn Cash Back while you shop - just 3 simple steps. 1. Since it is WinServer 2003, Ineeded to make a RAID driver floppy disk.I used the same disk, and never received any errors.

Advertisement its_all_bad Thread Starter Joined: Oct 3, 2004 Messages: 3 My computer recently crashed; I didn't pay attention to the first message because, like most people, I'm constantly getting an error weblink This is really usefull information :D ! I had seen many and experimented myself and I think it's hard to get right without potentially introducing issues. Reason: Added SP3 to post Reply With Quote February 3rd, 2013,02:18 PM #2 Welshjim View Profile View Forum Posts Virtual PC Specialist!!!

This is a fatal error. Join them; it only takes a minute: Sign up Here's how it works: Anybody can ask a question Anybody can answer The best answers are voted up and rise to the Rarst 7 years ago # @Steve Berlin You are welcome. :) webster 7 years ago # Q; i have an hp nx6125 which is refusing to see the hard drive at navigate here Rarst 6 years ago # @Jeri You are welcome. :) I never had thought this article would keep helping so many people for so long.

I would also run a memory tester http://www.memtest.org/ Download the prebuilt ISO, burn it to CD as an Image (not data), boot from that CD and run the memory test for Or at least time saving by quickly excluding stuff that doesn't help. :) Exter 6 years ago # your a lifesaver !! Me 5 years ago # Nice post.

There were two more suggestions on Microsoft's site that looked very involved (certificates and stuff).

You need to take ownership of them: http://www.fatwallet.com/t/28/610985http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308421 maddiebeagle Pop Tart posted: Jul. 4, 2006 @ 1:01p Does the computer allow you to start in safe mode, by any chance? Support Our customer experience team is here around the clock - real people ready to assist. The dependencies must be removed before you can continue. I took it back to the shop I bought it from and they installed a separate installation of Windows XP.

It's not the only way, there are various websites that also provide instructions on how they would suggest doing it.SP3 download at http://www.microsoft.com/downloadS/details...;displaylang=enLouis Using The REPORT Button BC Forum Rules Malware Real Geek Forums > Archives > Operating Systems > Windows XP > Windows XP Setup > Setup failed to install the product catalogs. It's easy! http://thedroidblog.com/failed-to/failed-to-locate-a-valid-qualifying-product.html Any information/guidance/advice is much appreciated.

I have even tried booting to safe mode "prompt only" then it starts the windows install again. Somehow that must have corrupted my XP because when I rebooted suddenly I was at a login screen, something that I had never used on my PC before. I have been trying to install a legal copy of Windows XP Pro on a Gateway Laptop. Vince 4 years ago # Rarst, thanks very much for your solution.

I would greatly appreciate any suggestions that any one has to offer about ending this seemingly endless cycle.

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