Install fails at MS SQL Express (1 Viewer)


Portal Pro
March 26, 2007
Johannesburg/Cape Town
Home Country
South Africa South Africa
I reformated my computer to do a fresh install. when i run the install tool when it gets to MS SQL Express it starts to install the blue screen of death flashes for a fraction of a second then it restarts. then ever time i turn on the pc as windows loads it restarts unless i go in in safe mode and delete the MS Sql files. i've tried installing SQl maually which works fine but media portal still says it is not installed when i run the install tool. Please help.

TV-Server Version:
MediaPortal Version: v
MediaPortal Skin: Blue two 4:3
Windows Version: Windows XP SP2
CPU Type: Intel Pentium Dual Core 2.0Ghz
HDD: WD 750GB + WD My Book 250GB
Memory: 2 X 512MB
Motherboard: Gigabyte
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce 8500GT
Video Card Driver:
Sound Card:
Sound Card AC3:
Sound Card Driver:
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2. TV Card Driver:
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Satelite/CableTV Provider: Multichoice DSTV
HTPC Case: Antec NSK2400
Cooling: 2 sidemounted 120 mm TriCool 3-speed fans
Power Supply: 380 Watt ATX12V v2.0
Remote: Microsoft MCE
TV: Samsung
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New Member
October 5, 2007
Not that it's comforting, but I had the exact same problem installing MP this week. In the end I tried MySQL and that worked fine.

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