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Since I restarted windows to install updates, Postgres stopped starting as a service. I thought it may be a permissions so I gave everyone the ability to to modify the postgres install folder. I then tried to run the database using the start and it works. But when I try and start the service I get the following message: service on local computer started and stopped.

I then tried to re-install Postgres but it got to the end and it was not able to start.

Any help would be great.

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What exactly is the error message? – chmod May 9 '12 at 15:55
The postgresql-9.4 - PostgreSQL Server 8.4 service on local computer started and then stopped. Some services stop automatically if they are not in use by other services or programs. – Steve May 9 '12 at 16:00
have you try looking in Services ? type (go to run and type services.msc) loook for postgresql see if the startup type is set to Automatic. – chmod May 9 '12 at 16:03
Yep, it is set as automatic. I tried to start it and it gave me that error. I have restarted the box just incase and it give me the same error – Steve May 9 '12 at 16:07
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The solution to the problem was to completely uninstall Postgres and re-install it. I made sure I deleted all traces of it from the disk before re-installing. That seemed to be the only way to get it working.

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