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Start Up Error - Your Sql Server Installation Is Either Corrupt....


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#1 dclary

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 09:04 PM

Hi. I hope I am posting this in the right section. When I start Windows XP, I get the following error message, "Your SQL Server installation is either corrupt or has been tampered with (Could not open SQLEVN70.RLL) Please uninstall then re-run setup to correct this problem".

I understand that this is because of name change to the computer?? If this is correct, I never changed the name of the computer. I went to the add/remove programs but there is nothing listed that says, "SQL Server". I found a few article across the net about various ways to uninstall certain versions but I don't know what the version is. Any help getting rid of this error message would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 08:17 AM

Ton's of these errors listed in this Google search: http://www.google.com/search?q=Could+not+o...lient=firefox-a

Does this happen as Windows first starts to boot? If so, it may be that something is calling upon components of SQL Server (and since it's corrupted it won't work). So, the task will be to find out what's doing it.

I'd suggest starting with the Event Viewer. Go to Start...Run...and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter. Look in the System and Application logs for errors around the time that the error occurs.

Locating the error about the SQL Server will give us a starting point. That entry may provide us with enough info to figure out what's causing it - or it then becomes a task of reviewing the entries prior to it to see what's causing it.

Another way to approach this (presuming that it's a startup error) is to disable some of your startups with msconfig - and then reboot to see if that fixes it. If it does, then it's one of the disabled entries that's causing it. After a bit of trial and error you'll figure out which app is causing it. Then an uninstallation of that app should fix it (and a reinstallation should fix the corruption of the SQL Server elements).
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