PostgreSQL install failed with “Installation may not complete correctly. The database cluster initialization failed.”

After the install of PostgreSQL 8.4.5 should be done I got the following error:
Installation may not complete correctly. The database cluster initialization failed.

The services was not installed.
The solution is simple.

1. Manually create the directory structure from PostgreSQL. In my case D:\PostgreSQL\8.4\data
2. Allow full access to all users ( including “postgres” user) on “Postgres Folder”.
3. Make “postgres” user as the owner of the data directory….

After this install PostgreSQL 8.4.5 and the installation should work like a charm.

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