SQL Server 2008 Developer Installation

I am trying to install SQL Server 2008 Developer Edition. But the setup fails each time stating the error

"The loading and initialization of 'setup.rll' failed with error code: 0x80070002"

I had SQL Server 2008 Express installed and while I tried to upgrade from Express to Developer, it threw this error. Now I am neither able to uninstall SQL Express nor install SQL developer.

Any help would be highly appreciated.
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asked Jul 26, 2010 at 10:13 PM in Default

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click on start -> run -> regedit open find and search for

    Microsoft SQL Server\90\Tools\ClientSetup\CurrentVersion\CurrentVersion
check it and set its values to zero and it will be working fine
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answered Jul 26, 2010 at 10:59 PM

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Still the same error.
Jul 26, 2010 at 11:24 PM SQLQueries
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Can't find the string specified. Now what?
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answered May 31, 2012 at 04:35 PM

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I've edited the answer given - have another go.

Looking again, it might be under 100, rather than 90, given that he was talking about SQL2008...
May 31, 2012 at 05:39 PM ThomasRushton ♦
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