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Failure Message During Install

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Failure Message During Install

I got this failure message during install- Any help?



TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Setup



SQL Server Setup cannot write system databases to C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$ACT7\Data\, because it contains files from a previous installation. To continue, move the databases from the specified folder, or specify a different installation folder. Then run SQL Server Setup again.


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Re: Failure Message During Install

Browse to C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\ and delete the MSSQL$ACT7 folder.  After doing that, try to install again.