Thank you, rm.
Following are the steps that I did to set up the replication:
1) Configure publishing, Subscribers, and distribution in the publisher server (say srv1).
2) On the publisher, create a new snap shot replication using the Create Publication Wizard:
a) Choose the publication database.
b) Select Publication Type (snap shot).
c) Specify Subscriber type (choose Servers running SQL Server 2000).
d) Specify Articles (choose 1 table).
e) Set a name for the publication.
f) Customize the properties of the publication, select No, create the publication as specified.
g) Click Finish to complete the wizard. Get error 14294: 'Supply either @job_id or @job_name to identify the job.'
yes, the compatible level is 80.
yes, I applied service pack.
Thank you for your time. This is urgent.