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I am using SQL Server 2008 R2 with Windows XP Professional with SP3 on my PC for development.

I've noticed that during the last 6 months the SQL Server crashes and is corrupted again and again. What could be the reason? Is it possible the problem is Windows XP?

I have tried the following:

  • Installing SQL Server Service Packs one by one. Installing Windows XP Server Service Packs one by one.

  • Tried different combinations of Service packs

  • Only installed database, not reporting services etc.

I have used SQL Server 2005 and 2000 for many years and never had such a problem.

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What's in the event log? – Feb 3 '13 at 11:06
nothing special, normally it cannot start MSSQLSERVER service. and if I try to start it manually, ends up giving error msg like cannot find SQL server or timeout – Raza Feb 3 '13 at 11:42
The event log usually has a reason as to why the service cannot start. SQL Server also has other logs. – Feb 3 '13 at 11:45
please have a look at this KB article it might be helpful for you. – Jason Clark 8 hours ago

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