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Formatted my PC and installed SQL Server 2008. Setup hangs as shown in attached image.

install progress

The top text reads:

Running post-Windows Installer configuration timing actions

The bottom line says:

SqlEngineConfigAction_install_startup_Cpu64

Installing on Window 7 64 bit OS. To install SQL Server SP1 is left to do due to this.

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how much memory do you have for this machine? Have you had another instance of SQL Server installed on the same box (i.e. 2005 evaluation edition)? –  Fergus Oct 31 '10 at 18:49
    
@fergNab: No i have not any other instance installed. as i have formatteed pc this is first time i am installing SQL 08. Yes, i have installed Visual Studio 2010 before going for SQL 08. Thanks for the comment though!. Thanks –  Romil N Oct 31 '10 at 19:14
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There is a known issue with SQL server and Visual Studio 2010. Michael Campbell has a great article "Why Can't SQL Server and Visual Studio Get Along?" that I think explains your problem.

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There's a similar issue with SQL server 2012 hanging and a workaround here:

http://public.madeinengland.co.nz/microsoft-sql-server-2012-installation-hangs/

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While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes. –  Dennis Jan 18 '13 at 3:56
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