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Hi all,
I had a windows server 2000 crash on me and I've been working on restoring our Shelby server using recovered mdf and bak files but have had no results.  The mdf file I have was not detached properly and is giving me the error: “C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Data\shelbydb.mdf is not a primary database file. (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 5171)”.  When I try the .bak files I've been able to retrieve, the new shelby does not recognize them as valid shelby bak files.  So, with this said, does anyone ideas on how I can either 1) fix the mdf file or 2) fix the bak file so that I can get our shelby server up again.  Any help would be greatly appreciated!!  Thank you in advance.
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Hi Exchange9,
I've tried the attach but because the mdf file I have was never detached, I get a 'not a valid database header' error; I will try:

RESTORE DATABASE shelbydb FROM 'c:\backup\shelby.mdf' WITH RECOVERY

and see what happens.

Thank you.
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Ok :)
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