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"Your SQL Server installation is eigher corrupt or has been tampered with (could not open SQLEVN70.rll). Please uninstall then re-run Setup to correct this problem."

What do I do? It says to uninstall/reinstall, but what DO I install? I need a step-by-step procedure to follow to get rid of this.
 

33 Answers Found

 

Answer 1

Not finding much on this one, I did see http://www.experts-exchange.com/Applications/MS_Office/Q_21754121.html that you should check out.

If you're still having this issue give a bit more information, what product are you working with? When are you getting this error?

Mike

 

Answer 2

Sorry for the late reply, but I got it fixed now.
 

Answer 3

How did you fix it - I have the same problem.

I am running af XP pro.

Tanx

/Stengaard

 

Answer 4

Stengaard wrote:

How did you fix it - I have the same problem.

I am running af XP pro.

Tanx

/Stengaard


I uninstalled it all, and then reinstalled everything back. If you have anything important, back it up.
 

Answer 5

Thank you. I will have to do so then.

/Stengaard

 

Answer 6

Stengaard wrote:

Thank you. I will have to do so then.

/Stengaard


No problem. ^_^
 

Answer 7

How did you fix the problem   I have the same thing

Thank You

 

Answer 8

HI, I have not been able to solve this same issue, I have found few sites to describe this specific issue. I need help to solve it.  Thanks in advance for any help.

 

Answer 9

what is it and why did it do and how can i fix it i just got this computer.
 

Answer 10

In the directory C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server there are probably 2 subdirectories starting with MSSQL$. One of them is empty (look in C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$???MSDE\Binn\Resources\1033 or 1043). Delete this subdirectory and the problem is solved.
 

Answer 11

Thanx - this sounds about right, but both the subdirectory 1033 and 1043 is not empty, so wich one to delete?

 

Answer 12

You just have to look in the subdirectory of Microsoft SQL Server.

Both 1033 and 1043 are subdirectories of the subdirectory and they both have the file SQLEVN70.RLL. So that's OK. Don't delete these files!

It looks a bit complicated, but it isn't.

In Explorer go to > Program Files >Microsoft SQL Server

Do you see one subdirectory starting with MSSQL$???  or do you see two or more such subdirectories?

If you only see one subdirectory then this solution is not suitable for you.

If you see two or more subdirectories starting with MSSQL$, one of them is probably empty. Delete this (empty) directory.

 

Answer 13

I actually deleted the second file, and the problem has not gone away.  How did you fix it?
 

Answer 14

I had the same problem, and I didn't have the duplicate/empty folders that the previous reply mentioned. Here's how I solved it:

I went to C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Binn\Resources\1033 and found that there resided a good copy of the offending file (sqlevn70.rll). So I copied it from here and pasted it into every subfolder within the main folder of C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\ which was named "Resources\1033".

So, for instance in my case these folder were:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\COM\Resources\1033

C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Tools\Binn\Resources\1033

C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\COM\Resources\1033

C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\Resources\1033

C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\Resources\1033

C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Tools\Binn\Resources\1033

C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$MICROSOFTBCM\Binn\Resources\1033\Backup\0818

I'm not sure which one of these was the problem location, but that could easily be tested for, if need be, if someone has more time than I do. But this fixed it for me (thank god because it was really getting on my nerves). Be aware that your subdirectories may be different than mine, depending on your setup and programs, etc. The really important part was that I was looking first for a valid copy of "sqlevn70.rll", and then looking for any subfolder that I saw which contained any other files ending in ".rll" so I could paste this valid version of "sqlevn70.rll" into it. It turned out that these were always under a "Resources/1033" heading for me, but like I say it may be different for other setups. Anyway, this worked for me, so hopefully it will help someone else out as well.

-Andy

 

Answer 15

Andy:

Many thanks.  Your solution was the fix! 

It's great to open up and not have that "pita" error message!

Thanks again.

Jim Stewart

 

Answer 16

Did u get help?  I need step by step instrustion also.  Thanks for your time.

 

Answer 17

TO: Alexzero77:

I found the solution from someone named Andy.  It was easy to cut and paste the missing file.

Good Luck

Jim

I had the same problem, and I didn't have the duplicate/empty folders that the previous reply mentioned. Here's how I solved it:

I went to C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Binn\Resources\1033 and found that there resided a good copy of the offending file (sqlevn70.rll). So I copied it from here and pasted it into every subfolder within the main folder of C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\ which was named "Resources\1033".

So, for instance in my case these folder were:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\COM\Resources\1033

C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Tools\Binn\Resources\1033

C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\COM\Resources\1033

C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\Resources\1033

C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\Resources\1033

C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Tools\Binn\Resources\1033

C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$MICROSOFTBCM\Binn\Resources\1033\Backup\0818

I'm not sure which one of these was the problem location, but that could easily be tested for, if need be, if someone has more time than I do. But this fixed it for me (thank god because it was really getting on my nerves). Be aware that your subdirectories may be different than mine, depending on your setup and programs, etc. The really important part was that I was looking first for a valid copy of "sqlevn70.rll", and then looking for any subfolder that I saw which contained any other files ending in ".rll" so I could paste this valid version of "sqlevn70.rll" into it. It turned out that these were always under a "Resources/1033" heading for me, but like I say it may be different for other setups. Anyway, this worked for me, so hopefully it will help someone else out as well.

-Andy

 

Answer 18

Did u get a step-by-step procedure?  I need one too.........Please rely!

 

Answer 19

THANX ANDY!!!!!!!!

 

Answer 20

I tried this but could not find the file "sqlevn70.rll" anywhere to copy and paste in to the other files. Any suggestions? DO you happen to know where I could find the sql server to download if there are no other solutions? Thank you

whatsupwendy@gmail.com

 

Answer 21

I was able to fix it by finding the part in there that opened that black window that comes on every time you restart your pc.  I know this is not pc language but I am just a person Anyhow after opening that he same error came up while in the SQL server files. I deleted it and rebooted my pc 2 or 3 time and to make sure its gone. Thsnk you for your help people .

DS

 

Answer 22

In my directory I have 2 folders,one Microsoft SQL Server and one Microsoft Server compact edition.I downloaded the free trial of Microsoft office 2007 and cannot delete it from my computer.It doesn't state 1033 or 1043 anywhere,it does say 80 and 90.PLease help!!!
 

Answer 23

Yipppeeee !!  Thanks Andy,  that solved it for me.  The only copy of sqlevn70.rll was in

C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Binn\Resources\1033\backup

so I copied it everywhere and the problem is gone.

Now if all my Outlook problems would have such a simple solution ....

 

Answer 24

comes up after windows has setup
 

Answer 25

please can  you tell me  how   you fix it  SQLEVN70.RLL"  because  i still have the same problem  thanks jorgeamaro623@hotmail.com    california
 

Answer 26

How did you fix it?  I just started to get the exact warning and can't even find that file on my puter

 

Answer 27

hey i have this problem too and i can't access my business conatct manager details - what's the answer??? i am ready to throw the whole lot out of the window!!
 

Answer 28

"Your SQL Server installation is either corrupt or has been tampered with (could not open SQLEVN70.rll). Please uninstall then re-run Setup to correct this problem."

I am trying to install SQL Server Express 2005 on a desktop that has Windows XP Professional.  Both are at Service Pack 2. 

I read through the threads and looked for SQLEVN70.RLL in the folders per Andy's suggestion but it is not there.  I have uninstalled / reinstalled several times but get the same result.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.   Isn't there just a download of SQLEVN70.RLL somewhere? 

 

Answer 29

Thank you so much

 

Answer 30

"Your SQL Server installation is eigher corrupt or has been tampered with (could not open SQLEVN70.rll). Please uninstall then re-run Setup to correct this problem."

What do I do? It says to uninstall/reinstall, but what DO I install? I need a step-by-step procedure to follow to get rid of this.

Hello, after fighting with the error myself, just in case anyone has a similar problem that was my solution:

The problem started after I wanted to remove one of the Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007 components which I did not use: Business Contact Manager. After going to Add or remove programs a new window displayed option to remove Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express, which did not remove properly and the message started to appear.

To solve it I have removed all SQL components using Add or remove programs and all Microsoft Enterprise 2007 components. I rebooted the computer and the problem was sorted.
I went to http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=2D1189BF-D86A-4ACF-9DCC-4D61F500AD6D&displaylang=en to download the Microsoft Enterprises 2007 and used my Product Key to activate it.

All is working fine, checked my Add/remove programs again and no SQL... is there. I think it is automatically added when you start one of the business components - but I won't be using it as I do not need it at the moment.

Hope it helps some of you. That error is not easy to find a solution for.
 

Answer 31

I have the same problem but going into SQL Server there is nothing in the folder 1033 so now what do I do. I am getting the error when I try to run Neat Receipts Program please help I have been working on it for 2 days

 

 

Answer 32

Thanks for the help.  I have been trying to beat this one for the longest time, damningt!
 

Answer 33

Hello Andy,

that was really a helpful post. i am getting teh same error in my cluster environment.

i would expect you to help me here. i did as you said and the SQL resources were coming online except, the SQL agent.

its going back offline and takes the other resources also with it.

how to go about this one?

thanks in advance.

 
 
 

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