MDAC 2.8 RTM is incompatible with this version of Windows.
Posted on 2004-11-11
I just did a System Restore on my Sony VAIO, and re-installed SP2, which I had previously installed on the computer about 2 weeks ago.
Everything was going fairly well, until I re-installed a newsletter database program, eNewsletter Manager from e-undertown.com.
During the installation process, I got this message: MDAC 2.8 RTM is incompatible with this version of Windows. All its components are part of Windows.
In spite of the message, the software installed, but I cannot run it -- every time I try to open it, I get a "ding" sound, like an error message, but nothing on the screen, the whole system boogers up, and everything grinds to a crashing halt. I can barely even open the task manager, but when I do, I find the eNewsletter in there, under applications, and it says "not responding" - If I check the processes, it says it's eating up 100% of my CPU resources.
The funny thing is, I had this piece of software installed BEFORE installing SP2, and it worked fine. Then after installing SP2, it worked just fine too.
I did start having some other issues, though, including the Sony not recognizing my Maxtor External HD *kicks the Sony and wanders off in search of the Hardware topic area*.