Issues Installing SQL Server - Help?

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I have repeatedly tried to install SQL server on my machine.  I have tried the SQL Server for Developers installation, the free SQL Server and the SQL Server Express.

 

I have done things like disable my firewall as I thought that was the issue.  I am attaching the bootstrap error message.  When I have retried the install and deleted previous installations in the Registry as well as deleted and or renamed SQL Server folder.

 

You help will be greatly appreciated.

 

I have a bootstrap file, but could not find where to attach it here.

 

7 Replies

@dferr3148 , please review the installation log file for more details why the installation failed.

See

View and Read SQL Server Setup Log Files - SQL Server | Microsoft Docs

 

Olaf

Hi dferr3148
what Version of Windows and which type of SSDs are you using? There are some compatibility issues which are not handled by MS yet.

Regards
JD

@Windows 10.  What did you mean by SSDs?

 

Donna

@dferr3148 

SSD = Solid State Disk, disk without a spindle, but with chips.

The know issues are with Windows 11 and wrongly reported disk informations by the OS, which cause SQL Server installation to fail.

 

Olaf

Where do i find which type of SSD's I am using?
Two options come to mind finding hard drive information.
1. Look in Device Manager
2. You can try running this from the command prompt
wmic diskdrive get manufacturer, model
SSD 513GB