Kim, I tried what you said with the net start and I did
not see mssqlserver. When I tried to net start
mssqlserver it didn't do anything. I have tried
reinstalling SQL but with no luck. I am going to continue
looking online for help. I have emailed my instructor and
he is looking into as well. Hopefully I can figure what's
going on. Thank you for your help. I welcome any other
help you can give me. I am ready to pull my hair out at
this point. Thanks
>Wait - you're getting a message saying that a data
source name cannot be
>found... This sounds like it's not SQL Server that's
failing but your
>Please try this to make sure it's not SQL Server?
> go to a command prompt
> at the prompt type:
> net start
> and press enter
>See if one of the following is in the list
>If there's nothing in the list then try this
> NET START MSSQLSERVER
>See what that does. If it says the service is starting
then you can check
>again to see if it's in the list once you're done with
the net start again.
>NOW - also at a command prompt execute:
> osql -E
>once you get the 1> type this
>this should tell you what version you have.
>Next - try your student install again?? Maybe it's just
that the server was
>not started? If that's the case you *might* want to set
auto start for your
>server? OR - you can always use the Service Manager to
start/stop. There is
>an icon in your taskbar to do this.
>If SQL Server is there and it's just your class software
then you'll need to
>contact your instructor for more help?!
>> I am trying to install from the developers addition. I
>> instructions from the schools website(they give you
instructions on how
>> to install but nothing on if you have problems with
>> class I am taking is Database Management and we use
SQL Server as our
>> database.From what I can tell I'm following the
instructions to the
>> letter and it is not working.
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