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    Just done a vanilla XP home install & trying to install anything (almost) brings up the above error message & no install.

    I did briefly see a message about a file that couldn't be copied, during the install, but managed to 'bump' the enter key before I could read it or act in any other way. I'm hoping it's not going to be a big deal, but... I guess you'll let me know

    Any ideas how I can resolve this please?

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    [quote name='Egg 'n' Bacon' post='796128' date='02-Oct-2009 23:41']Just done a vanilla XP home install & trying to install anything (almost) brings up the above error message & no install.

    I did briefly see a message about a file that couldn't be copied, during the install, but managed to 'bump' the enter key before I could read it or act in any other way. I'm hoping it's not going to be a big deal, but... I guess you'll let me know

    Any ideas how I can resolve this please?[/quote]
    Googling on "The RPC server is unavailable" pulls up ever so many possibilities, depending on what you may have done recently on the PC, so suggesting any single one would seem pointless!
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    [quote name='Egg 'n' Bacon' post='796128' date='02-Oct-2009 18:41'][/quote]
    Among the many Google hits Batcher was referencing, this one looks like it's worth looking for because of its simplicity:
    The RPC server is unavailable because the service couldn't function properly because it's dependancy (server service) couldn't start... I checked the dependencies through the server's properties and I looked through services and started those required dependancies to start the server service, once that started... Everything functioned properly. Sorry, didn't mean waste the thread. I just hope this thread will come handy to those who stumble upon it through google with a similar problem.
    Taking a look on my XP, here's what I see for those two:

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    Cheers Big Al.

    I had the same issue with the results from Google.

    In the end (as it was a clean install, I just ran through the 'repair' install option & all was fine.

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