SQL2008 so corrupt you cant uninstall or repair it?!
A school had a power failure last night and since then SQL2008 Express just will not work. I decided to go down the repair route and it saying that various setup files are missing, then the installer crashes out!
I then tried the complete uninstall/reinstall route but cannot uninstall it either! Same issue, it gets so far then starts then throws out an error about the "request control not being valid for this service" - goes a bit further then throws out a SQL Server 2008 Setup has encountered an error" message and closes down.
So, to summarise, I cant repair it and I cant uninstall it. The school are left without SIMSand FMS ad I'm left pulling my hair out as I cannot sort it! Any advice about fixing this would be appreciated!