Got this error when trying to install SQL 2008 Service Pack 1 on Windows Server 2008.
Went on a wild search of trying to find yet another solution to a SQL 2k8 install problem, including downloading a CU, but then I found this.
Generally, if you just rerun it won't hit the issue again.It worked.
Trying again. Its not just for bicycle riding any more!
"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." - NOT BY Einstein, Ben Franklin, Mark Twain, or anybody with a brain.