SQL Server 2005 installation problem – Error 1053 (Error in setup) – Multicore CPU issue
For resolution to this specific error.
You need to install first SQL Server 2005 on blank machine. Install SP3.
Now, goto Binn directory of installation, take both the file mentioned in KB and keep it.
Now, start installation on the machine and when error occurs, dont quit. On dialog of retry, just overwrite both the file on Binn directory and then retry. It works for me.
If you dont have two PC, i think you should install blank SQL Server SP3 and copy the files.