SQL 2005: restore master database

  1. Stop all SQL services
  2. Start SQL server in single-user mode: sqlservr -m
    OR
    in SQL Server Configuration Manager, click SQL Server 2005 Services. Then, right-click SQL Server and then go to Properties.
    in the Advanced tab, in the Startup Parameters box, type -m and start the service. 
  3. Run quary:    RESTORE DATABASE master FROM <backup_device> WITH REPLACE; OR You can restore from managment studio by right-click on database and resore database.
  4. Restart the server.
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