MySQL really is the preferred database with most SAM users. Firebird has never been that stable.
Uninstall SAM completely. Even make sure the SpacialAudio folders are deleted. Uninstall Firebird COMPLETELY. Make sure there are NO traces of it, period.
Download & Install MySQL here: http://www.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/
I believe if you SEARCH you can find both here on the forum and in youTube some links to YouTube videos that walk you thru the setup of MySQL for SAM.
Once MySQL is installed, REINSTALL SAM, making sure in the install process you choose the option for a database other than Firebird.
Andrew Cannon(SVS) Spacial Volunteer Support
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