initerrlog: could not open error log file RRS feed

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  • We applied the most recent windows updates to a server and rebooted the server.   Now, the sql server 2008 database instance service will not start.    When trying to start, we get 'windows could not start the SQL server (MSSQLSERVER) on local computer.    For more information, review the system event log.   If this is a non-microsoft service, contact the service vendor, and refer to service-specific error code 17058'.   

    when looking at the event viewer, we get this:

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: MSSQLSERVER
    Event Category: Server
    Event ID: 17058
    Date:  10/6/2011
    Time:  10:00:27 PM
    User:  N/A
    Computer: servername
    initerrlog: Could not open error log file ''. Operating system error =
    3(The system cannot find the path specified.).

    What do we need to do to resolve this?


    Friday, October 7, 2011 3:05 AM


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