fresh MSI installation prlblems

I have recently tried to download and use the Windows installer to get started with Ruby. Everything seems to install ok. I have it located in c:\Ruby and I have followed this exactly:

I am able to startup Ruby and visit http://localhost:3000 and see my start page.

This is where I am hitting two stumbling blocks.

I see the Rails welcome aboard page, and I click the link "About your application’s environment", but when I do this a pink box slides down and says:

"We're sorry, but something went wrong.

We've been notified about this issue and we'll take a look at it shortly."

This is a fresh install, I have never used it before at all, so I'm not sure what is causing this message. The site seems to have loaded ok, except for this.

So, I ignore this and I follow the instructions on the page.

1.) Use script/generate to create your models and controllers To see all available options, run it without parameters. This seems to works fine.

2.) Set up a default route and remove or rename this file Routes are set up in config/routes.rb. I checked, there is already a default route.

3.) Create your database Run rake db:migrate to create your database. If you're not using SQLite (the default), edit config/database.yml with your username and password.

This is where I get an error...

The command prompt says:

"rake aborted! no such file to load -- sqlite3

(see full stack by running task with --trace)"

Any ideas what is going on here? I'd really like to get started with Ruby on Rails!

I think the root cause of both issues is the same--the ruby & rails installs for windows don't include sqlite binaries and/or the associated ruby bindings.

There are excellent instructions for making a functional ruby and rails install on windows here:

You've already got ruby & rails installs, but you should follow the instructions on that page re: downloading the sqlite dll & doing the gem install sqlite3-ruby step.