Last post Jul 03, 2011 11:12 AM by anothercalifornian
Jan 24, 2009 04:41 PM|Rivelyn|LINK
I have been fighting all day with this issue.
I ran the VWDE 2008 Install on my new pc a while back that automatically set up SQL 2008 Express.
I require the Server Management Tools that I found out can not be installed for 2008 by themselves so I uninstalled my SQL 2008 Express then downloaded the new 2008 installer that included the Server Management Tools.
Obviously something went wrong with install and my VWDE would no longer attach to my SQL DB, it kept saying that there was no instance of SQL installed on my pc. After trouble shooting for a while I just decided to uninstall everything including VWDE and
start with a fresh new install of everything.
Well now when ever I try to uninstall SQL 2008 I keep getting this error:
The given key was not present in the dictionary
I have searched high and low for the answer to this and so far the only fix I found was a person who finally gave up and re-formated his computer. I don't want to go that far, I did try a restore from several days ago, and I am still have an install of SQL
2008 that will not work, and the same error happens when I try to install.
Any recommendations? I am ready to call MS and start screaming at CS, considering I have waisted my entire day trying to fix this and I have a dead line for a project.
Jan 24, 2009 05:49 PM|Danny117|LINK
backup set a restore point.
drive:\Users\Danny117\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Microsft SQL * folders and wa lah.
Jan 24, 2009 10:05 PM|Rivelyn|LINK
Sorry, not quit following that?
Jan 25, 2009 03:00 PM|Rivelyn|LINK
Well I fixed it, by restoring my computer to factory default.
Now I will be installing everything the suggested way.
Sorry if anyone finds this post while trying to fix the same problem, save yourself the time. I spent 2 days trying to correct this issue, and about 2 hours setting my pc back up.
So save yourself a day or days of work and just re-format or restore to factory default.
Jan 25, 2009 05:26 PM|Danny117|LINK
you could've just created a new user.
Jul 03, 2011 11:12 AM|anothercalifornian|LINK
Yeah lets torch the OS to post a most un-relevant method to uninstall SQL due to the error we are talking about.
Great narrative on your global mind expansion.
Lets restore the world to Mainframe days and start this whole mess over!
Show how to
1. Install or a previous broken install that produces the error we are talking about.
2. Show how to successfully Repair current install
Show how to fully remove it, including ALL registry, folders, files and shortcuts.
This includes service removals including the ones that might persist in running.