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Your SQL Server installation is either corrupt or has been tampered with...

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  • Hi

    I have installed SQLExpress. Whenever I boot my PC (XP Pro SP2)  I get the following error just prior to logon: "Your SQL Server installation is either corrupt or has been tampered with (Error generating instance ID from name). Please uninstall the re-run setup to correct this problem."

    I have now uninstalled and re-installed twice with no success. SQLExpress seems to be running fine, just this worrying message all the time.

    Any help will be gladly appreciated.

    Larry_t.

    Monday, December 19, 2005 5:32 AM

Answers

  • I found a suggestion for this issue on the web.  Feel free to check it out and see if it applies in your situation.

    <snip>

    You can try using the windows installer cleanup utility.

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;290301

    The problem with using it is that it will remove the program entry in your add/remove
    programs in the control panel.  You'd need to re-install the app to get it back in
    that list.  It'll take care of that annoying installation problem though.

    </snip>

    Thanks,
    Samuel Lester (MSFT)

     

    Saturday, July 29, 2006 4:50 AM

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  •  

    Hi,

    I've seen this before after changing the computername. You can re-run sql setup and choose Advanced / registry rebuild.

    Sunday, January 08, 2006 12:09 PM
  • Thanks will try that.
    Monday, January 09, 2006 6:16 AM
  • I have the same message on boot-up and can't get past it -even safe mode won't bootup. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Message is:

    Your SQL Server installation is either corrupt or has been tampered with ...

    Saturday, March 18, 2006 8:05 PM
  • I found a suggestion for this issue on the web.  Feel free to check it out and see if it applies in your situation.

    <snip>

    You can try using the windows installer cleanup utility.

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;290301

    The problem with using it is that it will remove the program entry in your add/remove
    programs in the control panel.  You'd need to re-install the app to get it back in
    that list.  It'll take care of that annoying installation problem though.

    </snip>

    Thanks,
    Samuel Lester (MSFT)

     

    Saturday, July 29, 2006 4:50 AM
  • I am having exacly the same problem. I can't get past boot-up, even in safe mode.

     

    Thus if you did find any solution to this, I would be happy if you could share.

     

    Thanks!

    Wednesday, August 20, 2008 12:13 PM
  • Can you tell me where I go to re-run sql setup?  Thanks

    Saturday, September 27, 2008 9:20 PM
  • Hi,

    I am facing weired issue of SQL Express 2005 over Windows XP SP2. I get XP OS crashed when I do following steps.

    1 Install SQL Server Standard 2005 on XP SP2 with all the components.
    2 Simply Uninstall SQL Server Standard 2005. This will leave some SQL Server related files and registry entries even after successful uninstallation.
    3 Now, install SQL Server Express 2005 on the same machine. During installation of Database Services component, the installation fails and OS reboots with crash. I can get logged in to XP but it just goes on reboots with following exception.

    "Your SQL Server installation is either corrupt or has been tampered with (Error generating instance ID from name). Please uninstall the re-run setup to correct this problem."

    I cannot even go to Control Panel to remove any programs. I tried using Registry cleaner, Win Installer Cleanup Utility after Step 2, but nothing worked for me. Please suggest the solution.


    Thanks,
    gdhar
    gaims1@live.in


    Sunday, March 29, 2009 7:16 AM