13:19:33 Process Exit Code: (-1)
13:19:36 Setup failed to configure the server. Refer to the server error logs and C:\WINDOWS\sqlstp.log for more information.
13:19:36 Action CleanUpInstall:
13:19:36 C:\DOCUME~1\jd_deepa\LOCALS~1\Temp\SqlSetup\Bin\sc m.exe -Silent 1 -Action 4 -Service SQLSERVERAGENT
13:19:36 Process Exit Code: (1060) The specified service does not exist as an installed service.
Thanks a lot guys. The problem was that for whatever weird reason, there was no entry in the registry for the sql server driver under HKLM\SOFTWARE\ODBC. I created the entry manually and then reinstalled SQL server successfully.
Any idea why the installer did not create these entries?
Actually, I could create a new instance successfully. But my default instance seems to be screwed. I cannot uninstall the default instance nor does reinstalling works. So on a different note, Any idea how I can uninstall this (manually) default instance ?