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Posted - 2001-06-29 : 09:36:40
Robin Luzi writes "Hello,

We have been wrestling with a problem for several days now, and cannot seem to find any documentation which can guide us to what could be the problem. The error occurs when trying to allocate a new database under SQL 7.0. This particular instance of SQL 7.0 is on our system development box. We have several other SQL 7.0 instances that are not experiencing any difficulty whatever. We have replaced the harddrives twice, re-installed SQL 7.0 3 times, tried various fixes and have applied all the latest SP's, but nothing has corrected it. Here is what the Error Log reports:

Encountered an unexpected error while checking the sector size for file 'e:\MSSQL7\DATA\TEMPDB.MDF'. Check the SQL Server error log for more information.

CREATE DATABASE failed. Some file names listed could not be created. Check previous errors.

WARNING: problem activating all tempdb files.

The SQL Server log messages are basically the same. There is no real clue as to what is causing the sector error. We have search the MS Support site, search the Web, and your site (including all the SQL 7.0 archive file), but nothing so far. Anyone ever seen this problem before?"

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