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    Trouble installing MSDE (Office 2000 Sr1a)

    I am trying to install MSDE (Sql server desktop engine?) on my Windows 2000 computer.
    I actually succeeded ONCE but uninstalled it when I got into configuration difficulties, thinking it easier to 'start over'.
    Now it won't install and keeps getting a 1460 error message.
    BUT...
    I can install it with no trouble at all on another Win 2000 computer on my network.
    AND...
    Thinking that the first installation might be the problem I restored my whole system from a GHOST image file,
    and then tried to install MSDE on the same system that I had succeeded installing it on previously.
    It still does not work and gives the same error message!
    Any clues as to why this is so fiendishly difficult?

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    Re: Trouble installing MSDE (Office 2000 Sr1a)

    I think that I recall someone else with this problem and an update to mdac 2.7 did the trick

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    Re: Trouble installing MSDE (Office 2000 Sr1a)

    Thanks. I tried this but it has made no difference.
    It's really weird!

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    Re: Trouble installing MSDE (Office 2000 Sr1a)

    I tried installing MSDE on my laptop (Win 200 OS) - it worked perfectly. Also SQL server service pack 3. Worked without a hitch.
    So, what is it about my desktop that refuses to cooperate? I think I saw somewhere about stopping services that might conflict
    with the installation. I tried this too - no go. In my reseaches I note that many others have had this problem and usually the threads
    fade out with no solution offered. It's got to be a bug somewhere in the installation software.

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    Re: Trouble installing MSDE (Office 2000 Sr1a)

    You might check the registry.
    I've had similiar problems when reinstalling programs and had to track down the offending entry that stayed there and did not let me reinstall the program.
    Frank

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    Re: Trouble installing MSDE (Office 2000 Sr1a)

    Thanks Frank, I did do this too. I really suspect it is somethign to do with conflicting services or user-level security.

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