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SQL Server Service won't START RRS feed

  • Question

  • I just installed SQL Server 2008 Express. The SQL Server service for this instance won't start. It appears to require some other service that is not started but I can't find the details on this.

    Also, I'm wondering, do I have to install a sample DB to get things going? Or, is there a default DB installed with my installation? Or is that even required for the service to start.

    Monday, August 9, 2010 12:54 AM

Answers

  • Hi Gpapa

    Run services.msc on start run. Now you will see services. Select SQL service and right click. Navigate Dependencies tab. Here you can see dependent services. Start dependent service before SQL service start.

    Did you installed SQL express from another one application?. I mean some application will distribute SQL express editions with their product. If you installed SQL setup from that package you need run that application service.

     

     


    Ramesh S
    www.sequalserver.com
    • Marked as answer by Tom Li - MSFT Tuesday, August 17, 2010 1:15 PM
    Monday, August 9, 2010 8:15 AM

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  • What is the error message. The System/Application event log should have more details.

     

     


    Pradeep Adiga
    My blog: http://www.sqldbadiaries.com
    Monday, August 9, 2010 5:47 AM
  • What is the error message. The System/Application event log should have more details.

    Agree with Pradeep, in absense of error message its hard to give you solution/steps.
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    Monday, August 9, 2010 6:18 AM
  • Hi Gpapa

    Run services.msc on start run. Now you will see services. Select SQL service and right click. Navigate Dependencies tab. Here you can see dependent services. Start dependent service before SQL service start.

    Did you installed SQL express from another one application?. I mean some application will distribute SQL express editions with their product. If you installed SQL setup from that package you need run that application service.

     

     


    Ramesh S
    www.sequalserver.com
    • Marked as answer by Tom Li - MSFT Tuesday, August 17, 2010 1:15 PM
    Monday, August 9, 2010 8:15 AM