Cannot get around a Suspended Install of MSDE

Cannot get around a Suspended Install of MSDE

Post by JimK » Fri, 19 May 2006 08:56:07


I unistalled an MSDE instance no problem, then ran my usual install, but it
stopped and froze my laptop.
I had to end-task the install and re-boot. When I went to reinstall it
keeps in failing. I tried to reinstall as a different instance and still
fails. I checked the log and it says 'Suspended Install detected' and
replaced my new parms with the old parms from the first install.

I can't find any information in the net regarding suspended installs and how
the installer determines this.
I would like to remove this suspended install so I can start a fresh
install.

I've cleared out the registry of any entries that mention the instance and
MSSQLServer, I did not go as far to uninstall Enterprise Manager so the
Microsoft SQL Server registry entries are still there.

Can anybody provide some information on what I can do to remove this
'Suspended Install'?

Thanks for any help.

Jim
 
 
 

Cannot get around a Suspended Install of MSDE

Post by NumbLoc » Sat, 20 May 2006 01:24:13

Jim, you should download the MSIZAP utility which is part of the
Windows Installer SDK. Just do a search for MSIZAP and that should do
the trick. It will remove all traces of the failed install.