I was trying to install the MSDE 2000 from the Office XP CD into Windows XP Pro. In the middle of the installation, it rolls back, does not give any message and the installation fails.

This was the verbose log file entry where I think it failed.

Starting custom action InstallSQLAgentSecurity
InstallSQLAgentSecurity failed (MYPC,LocalSystem,87).
Action ended 22:48:54: InstallFinalize. Return value 3.

I have seen many similar posts in the group but none of them specified any remedy. Please help me with this

Thank you