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DEAP 3 on Netbook

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  • 11-03-2009 8:29pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 669 ✭✭✭


    Hi, has anyone successfully installed DEAP III on a netbook (those dinky little mini-laptops). Mine's running XP, Service Pack 3 (a Samsung NC10) but it's obviously a slightly cut down version of windows as the DEAP software will install but won't run.

    .net framework installed also.

    Any ideas?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,379 ✭✭✭Smcgie


    Patrickof wrote: »
    Hi, has anyone successfully installed DEAP III on a netbook (those dinky little mini-laptops). Mine's running XP, Service Pack 3 (a Samsung NC10) but it's obviously a slightly cut down version of windows as the DEAP software will install but won't run.

    .net framework installed also.

    Any ideas?

    Hi Patrick, i also had this issue. My issue was that the DEAP didn't open properly in the screen size, i tried everything.... but no success.

    Haven gone through it all my only advise would be to buy a bigger laptop:rolleyes:.


  • Subscribers Posts: 41,589 ✭✭✭✭sydthebeat


    Smcgie wrote: »
    Hi Patrick, i also had this issue. My issue was that the DEAP didn't open properly in the screen size, i tried everything.... but no success.

    Haven gone through it all my only advise would be to buy a bigger laptop:rolleyes:.

    DID YOU TRY SETTING THE DISPLAY TO A HIGHER RESOLUTION...

    oops sorry about the caps...


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,379 ✭✭✭Smcgie


    sydthebeat wrote: »
    DID YOU TRY SETTING THE DISPLAY TO A HIGHER RESOLUTION...

    oops sorry about the caps...

    I did syd, but the DEAP program still isnt 100% when the resolution is changed. Its a glitch in the program, only works with a standard laptop screen size.


  • Registered Users Posts: 669 ✭✭✭Patrickof


    Mine won't even get that far, it fails at the opening splash screen with "Failed to connect to SEI database" then breaks out to a "Do you want to tell microsoft about this problem?" window.

    Internet etc. is working fine so it's not a connectivity issue re the Failed to connect message - tried on both wifi and cabled LAN.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 17 Talwin


    Heres a solution that works



    Go to the folder “C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition\v3.1” and select the following files to copy –
    1. System.Data.SqlServerCe.dll
    2. Sqlceme30.dll
    Copy them to the following folder – “C:\Program Files\SEI DEAP III”

    I got this from a website from a trainer . The SEI said that its a problem that they coulnd FIX.

    Hope it works


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  • Registered Users Posts: 669 ✭✭✭Patrickof


    Hmm, my netbook doesn't have Microsoft SQL server folders at all!!!

    And I did a search for the DLLs listed above and no sign of them either.

    But my desktop does.

    THis also may be part of the problem, but I don't remember the DEAP installation looking for SQL server??


  • Registered Users Posts: 669 ✭✭✭Patrickof


    OK, downloaded MS SQL (don't download ver 3.5 as it doesn't work, stick to ver 3.1), and made the changes you mentioned and it works!!

    Thank you! Although the software wasn't written to accommodate the smaller screen size, some of the screen areas aren't visible.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 17 Talwin


    they should have included it in the install package. Typical assume everybody has a piece of software rather than suppying it.


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