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I am using SQL 6.5 in no reason My SQl server Services does not started anymore. What should I do? What will happen if I will going to reinstall my SQL 6.5? Do all my database maintain. thanks for help.

-- Anonymous, November 15, 1999



Neil Pike MVP/MCSE, Protech Computing Ltd provides this answer in the microsoft.public.sqlserver.setup forum.

Q. How can I re-install SQL Server without losing any data? (v1.0 26.10.1998) A. For SQL 6.5 and below - from the \binn directory run the following, making sure the case is correct

setup /t RegistryRebuild = On The setup routine will now run and ask you all the normal questions. Answer these as if you were performing the install again (same paths etc.) and it will just update all the registry entries/icons etc. It will leave the databases alone. For SQL 7.0 use the regrebld.exe command - regrebld.exe /? will give you the options as will the documentation.

Hope this helps,


-- Anonymous, November 19, 1999

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