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Error Message - Could not open SQLEVN70.RLL

Hello,

After downloading Business Contact Manager Service Pack 2 - I get a message at bootup "Your SQL Server installation is either corrupt or has been tampered with (Could not open SQLEVN70.RLL). Please uninstall then re-run setup to correct this problem." I extracted the download to my external drive E:\ - but installed it in C:\Programs\MySmallBusiness folder - I think I should have installed it in C:\Programs\Office folder (I have Office 2003 PRO with SP2). I have a stand-alone Compaq laptop that came with XP Pro - SQL Server already installed - It came with SQL Server Windows NT Version 2000.80.760.
It came with the usual restore diskettes. I have no separate SQL Server Diskette.

I restored back to an earlier time - but I still get this message. I do not want to disable my "MSC SQL Server services" - I want to install my BCM Service Pack 2 the way it should be installed.

I tried using VCOM Fix-it Utilities 6 PRO Register Cleaner but it shuts my PC off when it seaches for ActiveX/COM files. I know there are errors - but my PC shuts off - no chance for Reg Fixer to repair the registry. Can you show me how to do it manually is possible - or reinstall my SQL Server?

Thanks, JR
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FDzjubaCommented:
It seems that you do need to uninstall the SQL Server then install BCM and the install SQL Server

or alternativly try stopping SQL Server and doing clean up and possibly BCM.

To uninstall SQL Server, make sure you have backed up all databases including MSDB (which containt all your packages and job information)

Then simply STOP Sql Server, then goto Control Panel > Add remove programs > and unistall sql server

The install the SQL Server and restore database into a new instance.

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/sql/2000/maintain/sqlbackuprest.mspx
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mcs2006Author Commented:
Hello FDzjuba,

Thanks for caring about my problem. The problem I have now with your advice is that in the ADD and Remove program - there is no SQL Server to uninstall. It is no longer listed. Also, like I mentioned I don't have any diskettes to install the SQL Server once I do uninstall it.

Why do you think my computer shuts off when I run a Registry Cleaner? Maybe all I need is a commercial quality REG Cleaner? If you think this would help - which one do you recommend?

Thanks, JR
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FDzjubaCommented:
Reg Cleaner is relativly simply program, if the native one fails then its more than likely the commercial reg cleaner will also fails, anyway try the following one
http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,4666;order,1;page,1;c,systemresourcestuneup./description.html
it may help

with SQL Server, if you had SQL Server installed by default on your PC then it should have an image somewhere on the supplied CDs/DVDs
Unfortunatly without uninstalling SQL Server there is not much you can do, i have search the net, there is not a lot of recommendations to the above problem, apart from uninstalling bits.

You can also try stopping the SQL Server (but I assume you have already tried it)

To uninstall SQL Server:

http://www.windowsitpro.com/Article/ArticleID/14070/14070.html



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