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I had installed and later uninstalled SQL Server 2005 . I used registry cleaner tools and deleted all files related to SQL Server .
Still the services console shows entry for previous installed database instance name .
Services management console I get this entry in Description column. Failed to Read Description Error code 2

How to delete them otherwise new installtion is showing problem.

  • Try to fix the installation following the steps from my answer to this older problem. Let us know if it works, please! – Marian Jan 7 '13 at 13:11
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Well, the crude way is to run regedit as admin, go down to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services

and remove the service entry from registry and reboot...

Or perhaps use the sysinternals process explorer tool to do the same thing....

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