stargate1


I am having a nightmare of a time with my Sql Server 2005 Express. My computer crashed on Friday the 13th - of course. I saved all my files onto another drive and wiped out C: I brought everything back in but I started a new file for my Visual Basic projects. After asking questions I found this was a major no-no So I brought my original folder back in. This solved some of my problems I was having with Visual Studio and Visual Web, but I am continuing to have problems with Sql Server. I will explain these two problem they may be related, I don't know. When I run my Visual Website on a server I get this message:

An attempt to attach an auto-named database for file(then my file name)failed. A database with the same name exists, or specified file cannot be opened, or it is located on UNC share.

And my second problem is when I attempt to run Sql Server Management Studio Express I get this error message:

There is no editor available for (then my file name) .mdf

Make sure the application for file type(.mdf)is installed.




Re: Setting back up Sql Server Express and the Sql server management studio

Gabriel Lozano-Moran


It is not clear from your post but did you reinstall SQL Server 2005 Express after the crash





Re: Setting back up Sql Server Express and the Sql server management studio

Gabriel Lozano-Moran

If you have further questions I recommend that you post these on the SQL Server Setup & Upgrade forum.