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Due to some reason i uninstalled sql Server 2008 from control panel(add remove program)

I Installed SQL server twice, but it failed everytime. Last time at Installation progress task it failed for "Database Engine Service","SQL SErver Replication", "Full-Text Search" and "Reporting service"

Any suggestion, how can i again install SQL server 2008

Many Thanks in Advance

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@Bushra: what operating system you are using and have you installed sqlserver2008 express with VS 2010 –  Devjosh May 20 '11 at 6:38
i hve windows 7 installed. yes it was sql server 2008 exress with VS2010. –  Bushra May 20 '11 at 9:07
bushra you can install VS 2010 setup again and choose the components from there which you want again to install under custom install so choose sql server 2008 express explicitely from there and check if it works –  Devjosh May 20 '11 at 9:12
I cant install vs2010 again. I cleared all SQL related files from control panel, from program file, regedit. Then i got unhandled exception error while starting setup, to solve it i deleted app_data folder which resolved the unhandled exception error. Now nothing appear after "support setup file" step. Any idea to install SQL 2008??? Early response appreciated.. –  Bushra May 20 '11 at 11:35
can you post a snap of your add/remove programs window snap here if possible there are chances that still there exist any conflicting program or component since you removed them all manually –  Devjosh May 20 '11 at 11:47

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