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MSDE installation fails due to detection of previous installation

Please help,

I am trying to install MSDE 2000 so that Backup exec will run on this
server. I have gotten so far as to find an entry in my SQLSTP.TXT file
that says that c:\mssql7 was detected so the install fails.

Now, to start with there is no directory called C:\mssql7 on this
server. I have gone through all MS articles on manual removal of SQL
server and instances. I have searched the registry for mssql7 and
removed any keys that matched, as per MS article I have searched on
SQLBOOT.dll and it is not present anywhere on my system and I still get
the same results.
2:07:44 Begin Action: Detection
12:07:44 SQL Server version already installed: 7.00.623
12:07:44 Previous Install SQL Path: C:\MSSQL7
12:07:44 Previous Install SQL Data Path: C:\MSSQL7
12:07:44 End Action Detection
12:07:44 Begin Action: ODBCLocked
12:07:44 End Action ODBCLocked
12:07:44 GetDefinition returned: 1
12:07:44 Previous SQL Server ProductType: MSDE [0x4]
12:07:44 This combination of Package and Operating System allows a full
product install.
can anyone think of anything here..

what else could be causing the server to think there is a previous
version of SQL 7 on this box!!!?

Jul 23 '05 #1
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Hi

Have you looked at the services running using NET START?

You may want to try a registry cleaning tool.

I assume you have seen
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;276044
This may help http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;320873

Have you tried specifying and instance name for the installation?

John

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Please help,

I am trying to install MSDE 2000 so that Backup exec will run on this
server. I have gotten so far as to find an entry in my SQLSTP.TXT file
that says that c:\mssql7 was detected so the install fails.

Now, to start with there is no directory called C:\mssql7 on this
server. I have gone through all MS articles on manual removal of SQL
server and instances. I have searched the registry for mssql7 and
removed any keys that matched, as per MS article I have searched on
SQLBOOT.dll and it is not present anywhere on my system and I still get
the same results.
2:07:44 Begin Action: Detection
12:07:44 SQL Server version already installed: 7.00.623
12:07:44 Previous Install SQL Path: C:\MSSQL7
12:07:44 Previous Install SQL Data Path: C:\MSSQL7
12:07:44 End Action Detection
12:07:44 Begin Action: ODBCLocked
12:07:44 End Action ODBCLocked
12:07:44 GetDefinition returned: 1
12:07:44 Previous SQL Server ProductType: MSDE [0x4]
12:07:44 This combination of Package and Operating System allows a full
product install.
can anyone think of anything here..

what else could be causing the server to think there is a previous
version of SQL 7 on this box!!!?

Jul 23 '05 #2

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