I have been trying to install SQL Server Express for most of the day now without any luck.ÃÂ Whatever I do setup fails at the stage of Setup Support Rules, Rule "Restart Computer" - Failed.ÃÂ Needles to say I have restarted (several times!) and I have triedÃÂ downloadingÃÂ ÃÂ and installing the "Advanced", "Tools" and "Basic" versions, all give the same error.ÃÂ Trying a repair does the same.ÃÂ I have been searching the net for an answer without success, any help would be MUCH appreciated.
I am trying to install a stand-alone installation on to a single PC running under XP SP 3 with .NET 3.5 SP1 installed.ÃÂ The PC did have some earler versions of SQL server installed but I (?hopefully?) removed all of these through Control Panel.ÃÂ Before trying the first SQL install I installed Windows installer 4.5 and PowerShell 1.0 as per the Microsoft Instructions.
Running SQL Server Configuration Manager results in an error (MMC could not create the snap-in. The snap in might not have been installed correctly).ÃÂ A directory structure for SQL server exists in "Program Files".ÃÂ Services MSC shows SQL Server (SQLEXPRESS) as Automatic Statup (not running).ÃÂ Trying to start this manually gives error 14001: "application configuration incorrect - re-install to fix" .......... Which is precisely what I'm trying to do.........:(
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