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Delete damaged instance - SQL server 2000

Posted on 2008-09-29
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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?

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Jagdish Devaku earned 500 total points
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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...
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