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ms sql server install center doesnt start

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I had MS SQL Server 2008 SE on my Windows XP SP3 System. I decided to reinstall it. So first I deleted it by Reg Organizer program. But when I double click on setup.exe file I can see quick dos window and nothing else - ms sql server install center doesnt start. Please help me
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by:JestersGrind
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You may have to manually uninstall SQL Server.  Please take a look at the following link for more instructions.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/955404

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by:IgorZhigun
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I did how they wrote at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/955404 but the problem is not solved. It seems like the setup.exe can not find and start some file. I manually deleted C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server folder before. So I had to copy this folder from another computer to implement their method at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/955404. But it doesn't help
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by:VENKAT KOKULLA
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First completely cleanup the old SQL instance, try using a program like registry mechanic to scan and clean the SQL related files.

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use Registrar Registry Manager from http://www.resplendence.com/. Take ownership of the keys, give the keys MACHINENAME\Administrators Full Control and delete from child keys to the parent.
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 Thanks to all. I have sold the problem. Here are my steps:

1. Download SQLServer2008SP3-KB2546945-x86-ENU.exe from http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=27150

2.Extract the service pack by running the following command:
                   SQLServer2008SP3-KB2546945-x86-ENU.exe  /x:C:\SP3

3.Run the following file to install the setup support files:
                  C:\SP3\x86\setup\1033\sqlsupport.msi
   As  I had no any sql server on my computer to update (I have deleted it before incorrectly)  so there is no any  sql server component to update and I canctled installation
4. After that I renamed setup.exe in setup MS SQL Server 2008 SE directory and copy there C:\SP3\setup.exe file

5 Double click on setup.exe file  I just copied and MS SQL Installation Center stared
   The installation was fine.
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Maybe the solution will help to somebody
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