you can rebuild the master database using the setup-programm. But you have
lost all the information stored in the master database, e. g. about devices
Here are some additional information from Neil Pike's FAQ
Q. How can I recover a SQL Server database when all I have left is the .DAT
A. For SQL 6.5 and below use the DISK REINIT and REFIT commands. These are
documented in the Books-Online.
For SQL 7.0 use the sp_attach_db sp - also documented in the books online.
For SQL FAQ entries see
or www.ntfaq.com/sql.html (+ ntfaq download)
Have a nice day,
Eric Buchanan schrieb in Nachricht ...
>We are running SQL 6.5. Our primary drive crashed last night. We
>discovered after restoring the backup that we have all of the database
>but not the master.dat. Anyone know how to rebuild this file? HELP!
>Technical Support Engineer