SQL error on startup to XP windows - doesnt affect PC running it seems.  Just anoying error

Posted on 2012-04-03
Last Modified: 2012-04-26
please see pic attached

Its an XP PC and has Office 2007

We have Access but dont use it.
We dont use SQL as far as I know.
Question by:fcek
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If you have Office Pro - Sql (one of personal versions) could be installed by default.
You can safely go to Control panel, Add or Remove Programs and uninstall all components of SQL server
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by:Paul Jackson
ID: 37800939
If als315 solution does not work or SQL server is not installed, look in Add/Remove Programs for 'Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer' and remove it.

Author Comment

ID: 37801016
Hi, is there any harm leaving this error?
They use CAD link for making signs etc here and Im a bit nervous that add/remove will have unexpected results.

Should I be at all nervous or just proceed?
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Paul Jackson earned 500 total points
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You could go into Services and disable the SQL Server VSS Writer service instead.
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Expert Comment

ID: 37801272
If your applications work now without problems, you don't need these components (there should be 3 positions with SQL in name).

Author Comment

ID: 37808768
jacko72 > You could go into Services and disable the SQL Server VSS Writer service instead.

That sounds like a plan.  I will be back on site there in 2 weeks.
> To find that in services it will be "SQL Server VSS Writer " I presume.
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by:Paul Jackson
ID: 37808791
Yes that is how it is listed in services.

Author Comment

ID: 37858694
I will be going on site to look at this PC in the next two weeks

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ID: 37898667
Thanks everyone.

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