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Uninstalling SQL Server 2005 Standard on Windows Server 2003 Fails With Fatal Error

I've got a Windows Server 2003 that originally had just SQL Server 2005 standard edition on it. Later I installed SQL Server 2008 standard edition on it as well. I am now trying to uninstall SQL Server 2005 and the uninstall is terminating with a fatal error. This server also runs Active Directory. Can't remember if I promoted it after the initial SQL Server 2005 or before. The specific error message: "The setup has encountered an unexpected error while Setting Internal Properties. The error is : Fatal error during installation." I came across this kb article, but my registry does not have the exact keys they specify so I could not do anything with it:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/919945

Thanks for any help.
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Question not abandoned. Haven't had time to get back to this, buy I intend to and then post my results here. Thanks.
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I'm awarding robertg34 since he's the only one to offer any clarifying material.