Installing MSDE (SP3) on a clean updated Win-XP system with all the latest fixes installed unsuccesfully. A clean systems means a fresh installed Win-XP, updated all using webupdate. And Excel 2003 installed. Thats all (not even AntiVirus (yet))No UI in the end. Only when examining the Log files at the installation location does show that there was an error: <DateTime> spid3 SQL Server is terminating due to 'stop' request from Service Control Manager is found at the end of the logfile.This error is often encountered by others as found on any respected seach engine on the web. Most have no answer and some say it is because of MDAC. But I got the latest Mdac installed (v2.8 (.1)) RTM. checked it using 'Component Checker' if nothing missing. All seems ok and in place except for MSDE. Anybody?
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