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XP installation error - HELP!


Political User
I get the following error whilst attempting to (re)load windows XPP

Sub-component COM+ raised an exception while processing the OC_COMPLETE_INSTALLATION setup message.
d:\nt\com1x\src\complussetup\comsetup\csetuputil.cpp [line 3406]
Error code = 0x8007007f

The specified procedure could not be found.
Failed to load the library 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\catsrv.dll'.

Why am I reloading XPP - HISTORY:

PC failed to boot up becomming hung at the blue "welcome to Windows screen"

From bios it appeared one of my 2 Raptors in a RAID 0 array had failed.

Reloaded XPP.

Attemtped to configure router but it would not recognise ethernet connection (previously happly connected via ethernet) and had to be hooked to USB.

Many random crashes. Apparently device driver related although unable to find which.

Finally it is booting up to the desktop but immediately shutting down and rebooting - this in a never ending cycle.

Attempted windows "repair" through the XP installation disk - see above error message!

Any ideas?


Political User
And then later on in the installation:

An error ocurred loading "C:program files\Common Files\System\directdb.dll". The file may not have been installed or it has been corrupted.


Striking Master
as a thought (Am I limited, but throwing out suggestions), maybe your XP disc is scratched??? on a side note, could it be bad sectors on your hard drive and if not, why don't you check? Just my thoughts.


Political User
Possible - there are some very minor marks on the surface, but I wouldn't really expect them to cause a problem.


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Political User
as you are trying to do a repair after a failed drive situation in a RAID0 array, I would recommend replacing the failed drive and reloading from scratch instead of trying to repair an existing install. A failed drive in a RAID0 usually results in loss/corruption of data beyond just the OS install.


Political User
I did and it was still totally goosed.

Good news though - I appear to have fixed it. I stripped out all superfluous cards: SATA extension board and the USB hub and reloaded again. Things went alot smoother and I appear to be up now.

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