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SQL Server Instance Problem


I have SQL Express installed on 2003 Server.

Upon startup of the server I get an error message:

Your SQL installation is either corrupt or has been tampered with (error getting instance id from name).

The SQL installation is running properly as I have two databases running perfectly well.

Any ideas how I resolve this as until then I cannot perform any SP installations.
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Raja Jegan RSQL Server DBA & ArchitectCommented:
Can you copy the installer to your local machine and try installing once..
SQL Server when installed from a shared location or discs might give some issues like this..
DBAduck - Ben MillerPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Have you tried to do a

See what these give you back.  It could simply be because your servernames in your system catalogs don't match the servername. (or other things)
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