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Connecting to SQL 2005 after installation

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Microsoft SQL Server 2005
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Hopefully this is a nice and easy question.

I've been using SQL 2000 for a few years so quite competent in that, i've now install the developer edition of SQL 2005 and i'm already confused.

When i open up the management studio i can connect to my SQL 2000 databases as usual, no problem, but i have two more instances in there after installing 2005.

RNOTEBOOK\SQL2005
RNOTEBOOK\SQLEXPRESS

Which one is my sql 2005 instance and what is the difference of the above?
I've tried connecting to both using standard windows authentication but neither let me in, with this error:

"An error occured while establishing a connection to the server. While connecting to sql server 2005, this failure may be caused by the fact that under the default settings SQL Server does not allow remote connections... Error 26 - Error locating server/instance specified"

What have i done wrong?

Thanks
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