When you try to install Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition (SQL Server Express) or Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services, the installation fails. Additionally, you receive the following error message:
Server SQL Server is terminating because of fatal exception c000001d.
If you examine the SQL Server error log when this problem occurs, you see an error message that resembles one of the following:
Error message 1
SqlDumpExceptionHandler: Process 4 generated fatal exception c000001d EXCEPTION_ILLEGAL_INSTRUCTION. SQL Server is terminating this process.
Error message 2
2006-03-02 22:40:24.79 Server Error: 17311, Severity: 16, State: 1. 2006-03-02 22:40:24.79 Server SQL Server is terminating because of fatal exception c000001d. This error may be caused by an unhandled Win32 or C++ exception, or by an access violation encountered during exception handling.
For more information about how to examine the SQL Server error log, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site:
This problem occurs because of one of the following reasons:
The computer on which you try to install SQL Server Express or SQL Server Express with Advanced Services is equipped with a CPU that does not support cache prefetching.
The affected CPUs include VIA Eden CPUs and Transmeta CPUs. Typically, these CPUs are used in devices when low power consumption, low heat, or low noise is important.
The media from which you try to install SQL Server Express or SQL Server Express with Advanced Services is corrupted.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
Microsoft has no plans to provide support for CPUs that do not support cache prefetching. If you experience this problem because of the CPU, you must install SQL Server Express or SQL Server Express with Advanced Services on a different computer that is equipped with a CPU that supports cache prefetching.
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