When you install SQL Server 2000, this error message may
A previous program installation created pending
file operations on the installation machine. You must restart the computer
before running setup.
After the error message appears, the
installation will not continue until you address the problem.
Pending file rename or delete operations.
: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious
problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft
cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry
Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own
To work around this problem, depending on
the source of the error, you can use any one of the following methods:
- Restart the computer and see if you are able to run the
setup. If the restart does not help, use the steps that follow.
- Perform these steps and then run the SQL Server 2000 setup
- Click Start, and then click Run.
- In the Open dialog box, type: "Regedit" (without the quotation
marks) or "Regedt32" (without the quotation
- Click OK.
NOTE: Please make sure that you only delete the value mentioned, not
the whole session manager key.
- In Registry Editor, expand the following registry
- On the File menu, click Export.
NOTE: In Microsoft Windows 2000, click Export Registry File from the Registry menu.
- In the File name text box, type: "Session Manager Key" (without the
- Click Save.
- In the right-pane of the Registry Editor window, right-click PendingFileRenameOperations. On the shortcut menu that appears, click Delete.
- In the Confirm Value Delete message dialog box that appears, click Yes.
- On the File menu, click Exit.
NOTE: In Windows 2000, click Exit on the Registry menu.
- Restart the computer.
- Using the Registry Editor, verify that the PendingFileRenameOperations registry value is not available.
Note The PendingFileRenameOperations registry value may be re-created when you restart the computer. If the registry values are re-created, delete the PendingFileRenameOperations registry value again by completing steps a through j, and then run SQL Server 2000 Setup. Do not restart the computer before you run SQL Server 2000 Setup.
- Check other control set keys (for example, ControlSet001,
ControlSet002, and so forth) for the same values and also delete them.
- Identify the virtual memory settings on the computer. If
the paging file is too small or if there is no paging file, this error message
may occur at startup:
If the error
message occurs, determine the placement of the paging file from the virtual
memory settings and give that drive full permissions for the system account.
Limited Virtual Memory Your system
has no paging file or the paging file is too small.
FIX: "Limited Virtual Memory" Error Message When You Start Your Computer
Paging File Functionality Requires System Account Permissions and Proper Size