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SQL Server Management Studio cannot locate my database

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 12, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server
I had to uninstall SQL Server 08 when I left my last project, I have reinstalled the management studio but it no longer recognizes the databases that are on my local machine.  How can I reconcile the connection to the preexisting databases?  When I choose connect, nothing comes up in the options and when i type in the database name it errors out.  I thought it was just that the old files were corrupt but I installed a brand new database and while i can verify that it exists on my machine, I cannot connect through Management Studio.

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