I am trying to install SQL Server 2000 Personal Edition onto a Virtual Server which has Windows XP Professional SP3 as it's OS.
The installation gets as far as installing the MSSQLSERVER service and creating Microsoft SQL Server folder within Program Files. It then hangs on a screen stating
"Setup is starting the server and installing your chosen configuration..."
and it will not move on from this. I have to kill the installation using Task Manager to End Task it.
Can anyone help me find out why the installation is not completing?
My thanks in anticipation.