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DCOM (Distributed Component Object Model) is a set of Microsoft concepts and program interfaces in which client program object s can request services from server program objects on other computers in a network. DCOM is based on the Component Object Model (COM), which provides a set of interfaces allowing clients and servers to communicate within the same computer (that is running Windows 95 or a later version)

Are you running any servers?

Tempoarily set DCOM to manual and reboot to normal mode. Let us know what happens. We need to find out if this is truly the culprit.
Safe mode is minimal drivers and programs. The fact that you can start in safe mode indicates a start up of a driver or program.
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Since when did the problem start? Can you single any event after which it started? Hardware, software installation/removal? Anything that could give us a lead. Is your Windows fully updated?

When you Google for the DCOM 10005 error, many entries can be found. The problem is that there is no single cause, no single remedy. In such case I would advise a wide spectrum repair process, hoping to eliminate the problem even without knowing the source.

Run XP repair installation. You can use my link below to G2G repair guide. Please note: XP repair does not always succeed and can even create other problems. To increase your chance for success please disconnect from your modem/router, boot to safe mode (your only option) and uninstall your AVG, zoneAlarm and any other antimalware program that is running in the background. Run disc cleaner and disk defragmantation. Run XP repair.

Even better still, answer my questions in the first paragraph and let's wait and see somewhat. Maybe other people will have better ideas. I honestly don't like XP repair.
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Any ideas folks?
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Hi Wooza

I would say that I agree with 123Runner that it sounds like
a starting program/service since you can run it in safe-mode.

Try this:

Click on start, click run, type in the white box: msconfig
Find the tab named services
At the bottom, you place a checkmark in hide all microsoft services

Remove all checkmarks for the rest of the services showing except your Anti-virus

Be sure to turn on windows-Firewall before rebooting.
This is only momentarily.

See how it goes. If all is well, bring up msconfig once again,
place a single checkmark in one of those removed, reboot each time.
Or dissect it into 2 or 3 at a time to narrow down the culprit.
I know its tedious :) but its one way to find out.(and hopefully you
don't have to many non-microsoft services :) )

Regards Abydos
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