Previous setup failed - restart required

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DanielK

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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
 

eddie5659

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Hiya

Found something:

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

Q. SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition installs SQL Server executables and program files on both of my clustered servers simultaneously. If one of my servers goes down, how can I rebuild the server and reinstall SQL Server on that node?

A. You can find directions for this core SQL Server 2000 clustering procedure in SQL Server Books Online. Run Setup, remove the failed node from the configuration, repair the node, then run Setup again. When you add that node back into the SQL Server 2000 configuration, SQL Server reinstalls and reconfigures itself appropriately.
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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