Am not computer savvy   - please give me a SIMPLE step by step handling -

Posted on 2007-10-08
Last Modified: 2010-03-19
IE 7.0  Microsoft version 5.1 service pack 2  windows Home Edition  SQL 2005
Recently downloaded Microsoft Office Accounting 2007 Trial offer - never used it as i recently got trained on Quickbooks and want to use it.  Went to add/remove to remove the program.  I did the uninstall - seemed to go fine.  None of the add ons would uninstall though and on re booting  
am receiving the following error message at bootup: "Your SQL Server installation is either corrupt or has been tampered with.....  goes on to say i need to uninstall and re intsall it.  
I presume I can uninstall it on the add remove area but then how do i re install it.  I have read tons of answers to this same questin but i just don't have the computer savvy to understand them.
I need a stp by step plan to follow to correct this problem.  And on how ot uninstall the adds on to the accounting program.
At the smae time i had two folders pop up on my desktop - one says % system drive% and is 62. kb the other is %user folder% and is 90 kb.  What the heck are they and what do i do with them.
Thanls for your time and consideration.  AB
Question by:abtbvde
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    Accepted Solution


    My guess is that MS Office Accounting installed SQL. If you don't know what uses it, I'd leave it off for now.

    Are you able to uninstal SQL 2005?

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    Assisted Solution

    to reinstall SQL 2005 - you must be having your SETUP CD or SETUP cab files
    and since you have mentioned that you have SQL 2005 in the first can install it by running the setup.exe file.

    <<one says % system drive% and is 62. kb the other is %user folder% and is 90 kb>>
    read this article

    Author Comment

    I haven't tried to uninstall SQL as i had no idea what it was.  I don't have a set up CD so couldn't re install it.  I downl;oaded the accounting program.
    So, you think if I uninstall SQL thatr will not harm anything else on the computer?

    Author Comment

    Thanks for the data on the %system drive% - I will delete it.  Should I also delete the %userfolder % ?
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    by:David Todd

    I think that uninstalling SQL wont harm anything.


    PS Let us know if that doesnt clean it up. There is a MS Utility to do that, but first try uninstalling it.

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