Ever had a truly busted SQL Server 2000 install?

Recently, while installing CRM on a client’s server, we discovered a "broken" SQL Server installation.  Enterprise Manager wouldn’t run, and certain SQL Services were no longer working.  In order to clear this up, I tried to do an uninstall and reinstall of SQL Server.  Unfortunately, during the uninstall, it errored out.  So I was left with a SQL Server install that wouldn’t uninstall, and wouldn’t run.  In trying to reinstall it, it would not allow an installation as the default instance.
 
Fortunately, Microsoft has a document on how to repair a disaster of this level.  Take a looksee at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290991 and follow the instructions very carefully.  After doing all those things, you too can have a working SQL Server 2000 installation. 

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