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SQL Server Troubleshooting

SQLServer fails to start


SQL Server fails to start.

Possible Causes and Remedies:

  • The properties of SQL server service are incorrect. Remedy:
    • Check the properties of the SQL Server start-up service in ‘Services’ in Control Panel are correct. SQL Server will not start automatically unless the service is set to automatic start.
    • Check that the account used to run the SQL Server service is correct. Try to start the SQL Server process, if a logon error is returned then either the account or password specified is invalid.
  • The SQL server files are corrupt. Remedy:
    • If the SQL server files are corrupt reinstall SQL server.

These notes are believed to be correct for SQL Server 7 and may apply to other versions as well.

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