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Previous setup failed - restart required

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by DanielK, Dec 12, 2001.

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  1. DanielK

    DanielK Thread Starter

    Feb 14, 1999
    I'm trying to reinstall a Microsoft product (SQL Server) after a disk crash corrupted something. Now everytime I try to reinstall, it fails near the end (something to do with failure to connect or start sql server). If I try and re-start it says a previous setup has failed please reboot.

    So there are 2 issues actually but it's the latter I'd be interested in right now. IOW, how to I let Windows know that I want it to think it is installing the product for the first time.

    Hope someone can help me with this one, it's driving me nuts, and I don't want to have to rebuild my machine just for this.

    Daniel Klein
  2. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

    Mar 19, 2001

    Found something:


    Is that what happened? I assume so. This is for the books online:


    However, this is a large download.

    having a look here,


    They suggest deleting "c:\program files\Microsoft SQL Server" folder.


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