Our app installs a named instance of MSDE which then connects to local DB files. Our app is .net based so we are also installing MDAC 2.7 as part of the .net framework install.

On one of our users machines (Windows 98SE) the named instance fails to complete startup. I have used scm.exe as well as SQL Server Service Manager and the startup hangs at the 'Starting Service...' dialog.

I would be grateful for any feedback as I'm starting to pull my hair out on this one!


Pete Michie