cant install sql server 6.5, error -3

cant install sql server 6.5, error -3

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Newsgroups: microsoft.public.sqlserver.setup
Subject: Re: cant install sql server 6.5, error -3
Date: Sun, 22 Jun 1997 15:33:13 GMT
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Same here -- I've been fighting with this for over a week now  :(  
I removed all registry entries and all files on disk.  The only thing
I can figure is there must be some INI file somewhere or some other
non-obvious registry entry (however, you'd figure the installation
proceedure would overwrite them).  There have been at least two other
people with the same problem here the past two weeks.  If Microsoft is
reading this newsgroup, PLEASE HELP!!!!!!

Note:  If I get mine to work, I'll post the fix.  

On Sat, 21 Jun 1997 18:23:07 -1000, Mike Kiskiel

>I tried installing 6.5 on my NT 4.0/sp3.  Normally it goes right in, but
>this time it failed for what ever reason.  I tried to go back to as
>clean a slate as possible, then then reinstall.  However, I have not
>been able to kick the tires just right.  The installation gets all the
>way to starting up the server and then reports an error -3, then the
>exit prompt out of setup.

>Any ideas?