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naushi44
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USA
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Posted - 09/12/2010 :  22:43:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I installed a sql server 2008 express and it worked fine the first time. Now I am trying to start it and I get this message.

'the request failed or service did not respond in a timely fashion. consult the event log'.

what am I doing wrong. I have all the protocol enabled. it is on my personal PC.

any help will br appreciated

naushi hussain

sks198117
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India
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Posted - 09/13/2010 :  08:52:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Can you please post the error message from event log?
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naushi44
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Posted - 09/13/2010 :  11:04:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
application error

initerrlog: Could not open error log file ''. Operating system error = 3(The system cannot find the path specified.).

system error

The SQL Server (SQLEXPRESS) service terminated with service-specific error 17058 (0x42A2).


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sks198117
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Posted - 09/13/2010 :  11:26:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Can you please try once changing service account to local system account?
Hope this should work for you..

Below are the link where u can find more options

http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/sqldatabaseengine/thread/6b5b82e5-1346-4d59-86b0-7eaac7b930a7

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shankbond
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Posted - 04/11/2013 :  05:32:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
thanks it really helped
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