I found another reference to this error having to do with running iTunes with different credentials that MetaX. How are you running iTunes?
Problem with iTunes - Retrieving the COM class factory error 80080005
« on: September 27, 2009, 10:23:49 pm »
I don't expect people will see this error in normal operation, but here is the cause and workaound to fix or avoid.
The "Retrieving the COM class factory" error 80080005 can be caused if Chapter and Verse is run using different user credentials than those used to run iTunes.
I experienced it when I started iTunes as a normal user (even with admin privileges) and then I started Chapter and Verse with the "run as administrator" option. In this situation the 80080005 error occurs due to security/privilege issues.
There are three options to avoid or eliminate this error:
1. The error can be avoided by making sure you start both Chapter & Verse and iTunes with the same user credentials.
2. One way to ensure the same user credentials is to make sure iTunes is not running when you start Chapter and Verse. Then allow Chapter and Verse to start iTunes (which it does automatically) when it adds the audiobook to your library. Since it is started by C&V it will have the same user credientials.
3. Go to Run... and type dcomcnfg and hit enter. This will bring up the component servces snap-in. Select computers, My Computer and then DCOM Config. Find the iTunes icon under the DCOM Config. Right-click on the iTunes icon and select the Properties context menu option. This will bring up a dialog box. Select the Identity tab. On the Identity tab select the radio button named "The interactive user" and click Ok.