I tried installing sql 2005 express edition setup for a test purpose in my test server configured with Windows 7 32 bit Enterprise Edition and I got this error:
SQL Server Setup could not connect to the database service for server configuration. The error was: [Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] Data source name not found and no default driver specified Refer to server error logs and setup logs for more information. For details on how to view setup logs, see "How to View Setup Log Files" in SQL Server Books Online.
I tried goggling it in many sites and tried all the solution provided, nothing worked for me unfortunately.
Kindly assist me in resoving it.