I have been trying to install Postgresql server on my machine (Windows 8-64 bit
version) but it is failing to install by throwing the following error -
"There has been an error. The environment variable COMSPEC does not seem to
point to the cmd.exe or there is a trailing semicolon present. Please fix this
variable and restart installation ."
I searched some of the forums where the solution mentioned was to add an
environment variable "COMSPEC" with the value - "C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe".
I did this but the issue persists. Also, there is no semicolon at the end in
the value of COMSPEC variable.
I tried installing 2 versions of Postgresql but I am getting the same error for
both. The versions are as follows :
Since the COMSPEC variable is present, it got me thinking if this is a general
exception thrown while installing postgresql.
Also, are there any pre-conditions to be checked before installing the server.
Could a particular software installation be hindering the postgresql
installation (At some forums, it was suggested that the anti-virus
uninstallation solved the issue. Could this be the reason?)
Please let me know how to resolve this.
Thanks & Regards
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