(12-13-2015, 07:45 PM)Want2SleepInMT Wrote: I have been fighting this download all day. At first I kept getting the computer must be restarted loop, and was able to stop that by booting in safe mode with networking. But now, I keep getting the "Installation of SQL Server Express Failed" Message. Does anybody have any ideas?
All I can offer is my personal experience. I installed it on WinXP, and it was very slow going. Yes, it rebooted (for me, about 3 times, one time after each dependency component was installed, plus the final installation)... for my XP box, it necessitated one reboot for the Windows 4.5 installer update, once again for the SQL server component, and once again for the final install, if I'm remembering correctly.
Plus, it seemed to "hang" the installation for several minutes. But it was doing stuff in the background, as I could hear my hard drive chattering away. It eventually moved on to the next part of the installation phase.
One thing - on many PCs, Windows really doesn't boot up fully until after it's been on
for nearly 5 minutes. On each reboot during the installation process, I made sure that I didn't click anything as far as the "continue" button until AFTER a full 5 minutes following each restart. Continuing the install too quickly upon reboot may introduce problems. The installation process likely needs your computer to be FULLY booted up and running to work properly.
Maybe others can offer some insight on your issues as well. Like I said in my initial post, this software is bloated and kind of a pain - but it's the only thing out there for DreamStation users currently. If folks don't have a DreamStation machine, I'd recommend either EncoreBasic
Hopefully others can chime in on this as well.