Solved

Delete damaged instance - SQL server 2000

Posted on 2008-09-29
1
723 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Running SQL server 2000 Enterprise on HP ML150 server.
Installed one instance successfully.  The other instance (TESTSQL) failed to install correctly.  Event viewer said cd had a bad block.  Cannot uninstall TESTSQL. Message says log file is corrupt, uninstall will cease.  

I have tried to reinstall TESTSQL, machine tells me an instance with that name already exists.  I need that instance.  How do I fix this?

Urgent problem - 500 points
0
Comment
Question by:donpick
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 14

Accepted Solution

by:
Jagdish Devaku earned 500 total points
ID: 22602895
Hi,

You can do it by following the below steps:

Remove a specific instance of SQL Server
To remove a specific instance of SQL Server, follow these steps: 1. Locate, and then delete the %drive%:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL\Binn folder where %drive% is the location of the instance of SQL Server you want to remove.
2. Locate, the following registry key: " HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MSSQLServer

Note If you are deleting a default instance, you must delete all the keys EXCEPT the Client key.
" HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server

You must use Regedt32.exe to edit the InstalledInstances value of the instance you are removing. A default instance is listed as MSSQLSERVER, and named instances appear as the name given to the instance.

Note You cannot use Regedit.exe to edit the value; you must use Regedt32.exe instead.
 
For more info, check the below link:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290991

All the best... let me know if you are facing any issues...
0

Featured Post

Windows Server 2016: All you need to know

Learn about Hyper-V features that increase functionality and usability of Microsoft Windows Server 2016. Also, throughout this eBook, you’ll find some basic PowerShell examples that will help you leverage the scripts in your environments!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Let's review the features of new SQL Server 2012 (Denali CTP3). It listed as below: PERCENT_RANK(): PERCENT_RANK() function will returns the percentage value of rank of the values among its group. PERCENT_RANK() function value always in be…
Everyone has problem when going to load data into Data warehouse (EDW). They all need to confirm that data quality is good but they don't no how to proceed. Microsoft has provided new task within SSIS 2008 called "Data Profiler Task". It solve th…
Via a live example, show how to extract insert data into a SQL Server database table using the Import/Export option and Bulk Insert.
Viewers will learn how to use the SELECT statement in SQL and will be exposed to the many uses the SELECT statement has.

752 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question