Installation hangs SQL 7 Win 98 Desktop Version

Installation hangs SQL 7 Win 98 Desktop Version

Post by » Sat, 23 Jan 1999 04:00:00

The intstallation hangs when Setup gets to "Installing Data Access

Any ideas?


David Webb


Installation hangs SQL 7 Win 98 Desktop Version

Post by Fred Morriso » Sun, 24 Jan 1999 04:00:00

I can't get it to install either.  What does your sqlstp.log file say?
Here's my experience:
SQL 7 setup fails on Win98 (genuine Intell PII chip) during the "Connecting
to Server..." stage with a dialog box that says:

Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library

Assertion failed!


File ../src/sqlsspi.c

Line 119

Expression: Count

<abort> <retry> <ignore>

The last few lines of Sqlstp.log are as follows:
21:46:27 C:\MSSQL7\binn\cnfgsvr.exe -Silent 2 -NoSampleDB 0 -SQLPath
"C:\MSSQL7\\" -SQLDataPath "C:\MSSQL7\\" -SortID 52 -LCIDCompStyle
"1033-196609" -User sa -Pwd

21:47:08 Process Exit Code: (3) The system cannot find the path specified.

21:47:11 Setup failed to configure SQL Server. Refer to the SQL Server error
logs and cnfgsvr.out for more information.

21:47:11 Action CleanUpInstall:

21:47:11 C:\windows\TEMP\_ISTMP3.DIR\scm.exe -Silent 1 -Action 4 -Service

21:47:11 Process Exit Code: (0)

21:47:11 Installation Failed.

Does anyone know why this happens and how to fix it?

Quote:>The intstallation hangs when Setup gets to "Installing Data Access

>Any ideas?


>David Webb


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Hi List:

I am a newbie to this list and SQL Server, so please forgive me if this is a
FAQ-ish question.  I am trying to install the Desktop Edition of SQL Server
7.0 on a Win 98 machine (Celeron 333a with cache, 64mb ram, lots of free
hard disk space).  The Desktop Edition is supposed to be compatible with Win
9x platforms, albeit with limited functionality.  I have attempted to
install the software several times, and every time I try it the installation
program locks up during the "Connecting to Server" stage, where the
documentation says that the SQL server is being configured by running some
scripts.  There appears to be little or no hard disk activity occurring, and
I have let the thing stew for a good 45 minutes to an hour with no evidence
of any progress beyond this point.  I have stopped the install by
ctrl-alt-del'ing, and deleted the directories and registry entries created
to that point, and tried reinstalling several times.  I have disabled all
programs such as Norton AV that run at startup, as recommended by MS, and
still the same thing happens every time.  I checked the MS Knowledge Base
but didn't find anything helpful.

Has anyone else run into this problem?  Is the installation really failing,
or am I just not waiting long enough for the server to configure itself?
As I said, I've waited almost an hour with no success.

Any suggestions are much appreciated, please reply to this group or email me


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