i have installed a SQL2008 Server developer-Edition on my Dell Precision M90 Notebook with windows Vista, but the service dosen't start. SQL Server Configuration Manager shows MSSQLSERVER as stopped and an attempt to start this service fails. No entry in eventviewer... where to look? What might be the reason?
The Log directory for sql.
On my machine this is located in
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\LOG
Also you sometimes get more details if you open a command prompt (as Administrator) and try to start the service using the syntax Net Start ServiceName