I have a copy of SQL server Express 2012 database which may be corrupt. When I tried to run a repair on it I was asked for the original installation media. The Options were for an MSI or ISO image. However, SQL sever express came as an exe file. How do I go about repairing an express version ?
Run the setup.exe for express again and you can find the option to repair the installation on the from the installation screen instead of doing it through add and remove programs. You can also install 7-zip and use that to extract the setup file to get the msi files for the repair