karend211 34657 (4/28/2014)
I am thinking worst case scenario & want to be prepared & have a plan for all avenues.
To be honest, short of corrupted/missing OS files, I can't think of much which would require a server rebuild to fix.
Edit: Or boot drive failures (RIP my test server)
The 'Not wasting time' is why I wrote that article on a non-starting SQL Server. It covers the common problems, how to diagnose and options for fixing.
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