troubleshooting Question

Cannot connect - Windows Server 2008

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Microsoft SQL Server 2008
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I cannot connect to any instance of SQL Server on the Windows Server 2008 I installed on (in this case I'm logged in to the Server and SQL is on the computer I'm logged into).  I took over a job and the following is what I saw - See the graphic below for further info.

1) No one knows the facts for this customer - but when I logged into their server I could load SQL Tools for 2008 but when the screen came up to "Connect to Server"I couldn't connect to any instance (Server Name) - trying local.

2) Thought - no problem I reinstall SQL Server 2008 Express.  After reinstalling I still can't log in to any instance (Server Name) - trying
Server Type --> Database Engine
Server Name --> Tried all 3 -->  (local) / EXP2008 / SQLEXPRESS
Authentication: --> Windows Authentication

What do I need to do?

Thanks in advance for your help.

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