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I had installed SQL Server 2000 on my Windows 8. But the SQL Server cannot start. When I try to start the server I get this error:

The specified service does not exists as an installed service

Have you any idea?

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Run MSSQL 2000 as application? – STTR Mar 8 '13 at 17:05
I am pretty sure their is a more detailed error log, you should post it, so we can research what happen before the error was displayed. – Ramhound Mar 8 '13 at 17:17

Have you checked this out?

It looks like the SQL service may fail in instances where the server name (your Windows 8 computer name) contains all lowercase characters, or a mixture of lower and uppercase.

This is also mentioned here:

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