i encountered this error when i was running an installation of visio 2007. after doing a search, i found this blog entry that described the same problem. i concur with scott hanselm. this is a really lousy error.
the blog entry itself doesn’t describe how to track down the problem. however, in a comment, michael grier indicates exactly where to look.
in summary, you want to do the following:
- navigate to %windor%\logs\cbs
- inside this directory, find the “cbs.log” file and open it
- from the bottom up, search for the “(F)”
in my case, this is what i found.
2009-04-24 09:30:21, Error CSI 000000b3 (F) A previous transaction requested a reboot, so you cannot commit any transactions until you reboot.