BCM 2003 attach error message

In order to fix a broken installation of Business Contact Manager 2003, running on XP, I had to copy the MDF and LDF files to another location on the same machine and reinstall BCM. I also installed SQL Studio 2005. When I tried to attach the data to the new database, I get the error msg "Cannot  Attach to a database with the same name". I tried renaming the MDF and LDF files by adding a 1 to the names. That didn't work. I then tried renaming the instance of the Database in Studio and that didn't work. So what can I do to get around this issue? Thanks any and all help.
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lcohanDatabase AnalystCommented:
<<When I tried to attach the data to the new database, I get the error msg "Cannot  Attach to a database with the same name". >>

Assuming you have the MDF/LDF files still renamed please try following:
in SSMS innitiate the "Attach Database" and point to the [..]1.MDF file and when it reads the header and populate the field with that database name you can change it - typeover or add a suffix/prefix - whatever works for you and then either script it and run the script or just hit the OK.

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PCGenieLAAuthor Commented:
I found the following script online and was able attach the Db using it. I think it's essentially the same thing as yours:
"c:\program files\microsoft sql server\90\tools\binn\sqlcmd.exe" -b -E -S .\MSSMLBIZ -Q "EXEC sp_attach_db @dbname = 'Master1', @filename1 = '%LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Business Contact Manager\Master1.mdf', @filename2 = '%LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Business Contact Manager\Master1.ldf';">>"%LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Business Contact Manager\Master1_RestoreResult.txt"
@ECHO Attach DB Returned:%ERRORLEVEL%>>"%LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Business Contact Manager\Master1_RestoreResult.txt"
@ECHO Attach DB Returned:%ERRORLEVEL%
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