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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

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    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.

    Thanks,
    Daniel Klein
     
  2. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hiya

    Found something:

    http://www.microsoft.com/sql/using/tips/administration/July9.asp

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

    http://www.microsoft.com/sql/techinfo/productdoc/2000/books.asp

    However, this is a large download.

    having a look here,

    http://www.sqlmag.com/Forums/Thread.cfm?CFID=16739794&CFTOKEN=88953881&CFApp=57&Thread_ID=78709

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

    Regards

    eddie
     
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