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  • How can i solve it for SQL server 2008?

    TITLE: SQL Server Setup failure.
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    SQL Server Setup has encountered the following error:

    The system database file master.mdf already exists in C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\DATA.

    Error code 0x84B40000.

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    OK
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    Tuesday, July 02, 2013 12:02 AM

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  • Hello!

    This error means that another data file of the master system database already exists in the path of the setup. Can be trash of another setup or can be the master of another sql server, you need to change the path of your setup or if there is no problem, erase the path.


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    André César Rodrigues

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    Tuesday, July 02, 2013 12:25 AM