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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2005

    Question Unanswered: sql server installation problem

    I using Windows XP SP2. My computer is Aopen 1535 notebook. I try to install SQL 7 SP4 but i got the msg as below:

    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT. The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows application. Choose 'close' to terminate the application.

    When I try to install MSDE2000A on the same computer, I got another problem as below:

    A strong SA password is required for security reasons. Please use SAPWD switch to supply the same. Refer to readme for more details. Setup will now exits.

    It is my computer problem or others??? Please help me....

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    CA, USA
    Regarding the Autoexec.nt error: some system files may be missing or damaged. See:;en-us;324767

    Regarding the MDSE2000A error;

    You need to set the sa password, but there is no graphic interface to let you do this. So, to install MSDE:
    1. Open a command window
    2. Change to your MSDE install directory
    3. Enter: setup SAPWD="YouPassword"

    See this:

    See also :;en-us;810826

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