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    Hi guys, I'm building my Mobile Media Player (carputer) and am checking out Windows XP Embedded. I've got a decent build going but ME gives me the following error after initial setup even though I installed MDAC 2.8 and MP9.

    11/12/2003 12:10:54 PM - An error occured in modDB.InitDB : Specified driver could not be loaded due to system error 126 (Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb)). : Error number -2147467259

    If anyone has any idea what other component I might need to install into my XP Embedded build to fix this please let me know.

    Thanx a bunch,
    Dr Frag
    BTW, I hope to be using one of these.

  • #2
    Few questions, none of which have anything to do with ME What type of system are you using? How fast is the WinXP Embedded boot up? Where do you get WinXP Embedded?

    Also, that LCD is great, I love mine. The price sucks, but oh well the quality is great but its not all that bright. Works for me, but some people complain. I reccomend it based on my use of it, in a semi-shaded area, that will soon have tinted windows.
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    • #3
      Few questions, none of which have anything to do with ME What type of system are you using? How fast is the WinXP Embedded boot up? Where do you get WinXP Embedded?
      Currently I'm testing with a K6-2 550MHz/128MB. Startup time to desktop including BIOS mem test is less than 40 seconds. As compaired to a full install of XP Pro that takes about a minute. My goal was to put the OS and proggies on a 256MB CF card and the media files on a 80GB 2.5" removable drive but I don't know if WinXP Embedded is going to be worth the effort. Getting the right components in the build isn't easy and it's not that much faster so I think I might ditch the idea. You can get an evaluation version here. It is fun to play around with though.
      Also, that LCD is great, I love mine. The price sucks, but oh well the quality is great but its not all that bright. Works for me, but some people complain. I reccomend it based on my use of it, in a semi-shaded area, that will soon have tinted windows.
      Actually I think I'm going to go for the Lilliput screen after reading the posts round here.

      DF

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      • #4
        You are going to get a slower boot with that flash card than you will with a hard drive.

        However, the risk for corrupting you install may be less.
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        • #5
          Yeah, I've been looking at read/write times for even the fastest CF cards and I think a laptop HD can still beat'em.

          I have a 12GB laptop HD that I've been testing with and I think I'll just mount that inside with the OS on it and mount the 80 gigger so I can pull it out easily and plug it into my desktop for file management.

          I'll check out XP Media Center Edition if I can gets me a copy.

          DF

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          • #6
            If you carry on, and get embedded workign with ME, I would be impressed, and quite honestly very happy.

            Can you tell me, did you get any issues installed MP9 on XPe?

            I've been told by some embedded developers that native MP9 won't happen until XPe SP2, that might be your problem.

            Also have you tried adding XPpro SP2 to the mix, or would that bloat your build too far?
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Dr Frag
              Hi guys, I'm building my Mobile Media Player (carputer) and am checking out Windows XP Embedded. I've got a decent build going but ME gives me the following error after initial setup even though I installed MDAC 2.8 and MP9.

              11/12/2003 12:10:54 PM - An error occured in modDB.InitDB : Specified driver could not be loaded due to system error 126 (Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb)). : Error number -2147467259
              Don't think you need anything else installed for ADO to work. It looks like you have another instance of the DB_UPDATE.exe running simultaneously, and you shouldn't. http://support.microsoft.com/default...40&Product=ado

              If you would, look in task manager and see if you have more than one DB_UPDATE.exe process running when you launch M/E. There is really no time when the main executable should be trying to read from the database while it's being read / written to from the update executable, so I don't think the solution M$ suggested will do anything for your case.

              This would be easier to test if we had a working XPE box, but we've not had much luck with the eval kit and we feel our time is better spent concentrating on what most people have accessible to them. I would love to get it work on that platform, however.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Skraggy_uk
                If you carry on, and get embedded workign with ME, I would be impressed, and quite honestly very happy.

                Can you tell me, did you get any issues installed MP9 on XPe?

                I've been told by some embedded developers that native MP9 won't happen until XPe SP2, that might be your problem.

                Also have you tried adding XPpro SP2 to the mix, or would that bloat your build too far?
                Actually MP9 installed fine on several builds so far and seems to work okay.

                I didn't know Service Pack 2 was out so I haven't tried it. But yes that prolly would expand the build size.

                DF

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by phat_bastard
                  Don't think you need anything else installed for ADO to work. It looks like you have another instance of the DB_UPDATE.exe running simultaneously, and you shouldn't. http://support.microsoft.com/default...40&Product=ado

                  If you would, look in task manager and see if you have more than one DB_UPDATE.exe process running when you launch M/E. There is really no time when the main executable should be trying to read from the database while it's being read / written to from the update executable, so I don't think the solution M$ suggested will do anything for your case.

                  This would be easier to test if we had a working XPE box, but we've not had much luck with the eval kit and we feel our time is better spent concentrating on what most people have accessible to them. I would love to get it work on that platform, however.
                  Hmm, when I launch M/E the following pops up in Task Manager:
                  AppKiller.exe
                  DB_UPDATE.exe
                  mediaengine.exe
                  WMP_EXE.exe

                  I couldn't get MCE to boot until I installed XP on another drive an ran their tap.exe tool to get a more accurate hardware listing. Then I imported that list and selected the Information Appliance template and created a build. Now I'm trimming and adding components to make a more user friendly and smaller system.

                  DF

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Dr Frag
                    Actually MP9 installed fine on several builds so far and seems to work okay.

                    I didn't know Service Pack 2 was out so I haven't tried it. But yes that prolly would expand the build size.

                    DF
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