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I'm running XP Pro SP2 on my laptop. This is an old office machine which had Microsoft Navision and  therefore Microsoft SQL server installed. As I am no longer with the company I have uninstalled these two pieces of software through the Control Panel/Add and Remove Programs. I am now getting the error message on startup

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  OK

After Windows has loaded I get the following Fatal Error message,

Execution cannot continue as the language dependent resource file C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Tools\Binn\Resources\3081\SQLSVC.RLL could not be loaded  OK

After pressing OK, I get the following Application Error

sqlmangr.exe - Application Error
The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000142). Click on OK to terminate the application  OK

As I no longer need the software, neither do I have the original discs I cannot re-run the setup.  Is there anyway of removing the SQL Server files entirely, possibly through the Registry or startup.

I'm fairly computer literate and would appreciate some assitance
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This might help you:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Applications/MS_Office/Q_21754121.html

They are discussing the same problem in this link:
http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=724577&SiteID=1

Here is some troubleshooting by Microsoft:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/195759/en-us

I hope this can solve your problem.
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by:rolfvalley
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I've tried the options under discussion with the experts-exchange.com but am unable to do the two requiring the reinstallation as I don't have the original discs. I have since done a System Restore and have tried to uninstall MS SQL again through the Control Panel and now receive the following Fatal Error

Fatal Error
Execution cannot continue as the language dependent resource file C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL\Binn\Resources\3081\SEMNT.RLL could not be loaded

I'll have a look at the other two forums and see if I have success

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Here is a link that might help to your new problem:

http://gladiator-antivirus.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=46669
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by:rolfvalley
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After reading these other two posts I've rerun the uninstall and it seems to have cleared the problem. Thank you. Can I now go into the C:\Program Files and delete the folders with Microsolf SQL Server (contains 342kb) and the Microsoft Business Solutions - Navision (contains 345MB) folders - neither of these now appear in the Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs
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If you have successfully uninstalled SQL, then i don't see the big problem in deleting SQL server and the navision, but don't hang me up on it ;)
If you get any further problems, then just say so :)
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thanks cyanit, seems to have worked now :)
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I'm glad to help you, and its nice to here that it is working again :)
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