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SQL Server 2008 failover cluster installation completed with failures

I got the the following error while installing a SQL Server Failover Cluster. "Your SQL Server 2008 failover cluster installation completed with failures." The Summary Log file and the Log with failure file attached. I cant seem to figure out what the issue. Please I need your assistance.
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It appears as though you are attempting to install a SQL Instance that already exists > Specified instance{FBD367D1-642F-47CF-B79B-9BE48FB34007} via transform :InstID01.mst;:InstName01.mst is already installed. MSINEWINSTANCE requires a new instance that is not installed. You are attempting to use the instance name of MSSQLSERVER. Check to see if you have a default instance of SQL Server installed on that server (SQL-TESTNODE1)
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interesting. I thought I uninstall it. Is there a way I can permanently remove the instance so that I can restore it? I look forward to hearing from you
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I would ensure that you uninstall all SQL components (there might be some leftover pieces, check the add/remove programs) and then you'll want to clean up the registry. Have a read of http://support.microsoft.com/kb/955404
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Just a quick thought - If the option is cleaning up bits of the registry, you might also consider rebuilding the cluster from scratch with a fresh windows install so you know everything is clean
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