SQL server/Missing NLS files

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Hi, i`m new to this forum
Maybe this isn`t the right section but i`m in a hurry.

So i was trying to set up a server using microsoft sql server 2000(i have windows 7 ofc)
but i can't seem to attach databases, I`m getting an error message:

2012-06-03 12:19:26.21 spid51 Database 'gamedb' contains columns or parameters with the following code page(s) not supported by the operating system: 936, 950.

Someone told me that my windows was missing .NLS files from system32 and indeed it was,but the problem remained the same even after i downloaded the C_936.NLS and c_950.NLS files.

Any ideas how this could be fixed without installing a new windows.
Also, the NLS files i downloaded were 196 kbytes each, whereas all the other ones in my system32 folder were only 66 kbytes, which i think might be the problem.

Any ideas.? thanks in advance
 


Trouble

Noob Whisperer
#2
Hello and welcome to the forum.
As best as I can determine SQL 2000 will not work properly when installed on Windows 7 (or Vista for that matter) even after it's been service packed, updated, patched and hotfixed to the max there are still issues. Can you use something like SQL Express instead? I believe it is a free download Download: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details and while not as robust as the full version may serve to get you over the hump.
Regards
Randy

EDIT: Looks like they have r2 RTM available which may be more appropriate for a Windows 7 install http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=23650
 


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Yes i`m going to try it, but the thing is, i was using sql 2000 because i`ve set up a server before using that program + there are quite a few guides how to set up a server(for a specific game). I`ll just try this then but i doubt i`ll manage to do it since i`m not really good at stuff like this ...

Anyway, thanks for the tip!

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Managed to set it up the right way with all the tools but exactly the same error message occurs so... It`s time to change windows i guess

ty again
 


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