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When installing SP 1 Error 1314 - The specified path \\\d$\sqldata\mssql\data is unavailable

Created: 13 Aug 2008 • Updated: 21 May 2010 | 4 comments

It's not the right directory where it's installed and I'm not sure where it's getting that path.

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AndyZib's picture

I'm getting the same error message with a different path when trying to install SP1.


Error 1314: The specified path \\\D$\Database is unavailable. 


The install progress bar is about 25%, status says Creating Folders. 


Error 1314 

AndyZib's picture

Put my Enterprise support contract to use.


The fix on my Windows 2003 Standard system was to search c:\windows\installer (The installer directory is a Protected operating system file, you have to uncheck the Hide protected operating system files option under Folder Options to see it) for a file named BEInstParams.prm. Rename it to BEInstParams.old and run the Service Pack install again.


After nenaming the file Service Pack 1 installed normally.