After recently installing MSDE from the Office2000 CD (onto Win98 1st Edition), I was unable to log on, so I uninstalled the thing.
I then tried reinstalling it. It seemed to install OK, but during the autoconfiguration, the process hung. After a while, I ended the task, but found MSDE has not completed installation (MSDE did not appear in the task bar). I tried uninstalling, but Windows said that it didn't exist.
I then removed (what I thought was) all evidence of MSDE from the registry, & tried reinstalling, with the same result.
I don't want to reformat my hard disk, but I need MSDE.
Can anyone suggest how I can resolve this problem?