SQL Server 2000sp3a upgrade from wmsde, for sharepoint services, sql agent wont start

I have installed sharepoint services on windows server 2003, using wmsde as db server.
I have now upgraded wmsde to sql server 2000 sp3a, problem is SQL Agent wont start, error log shows 'SQLAgent is not allowed to run'. this happens using local system or domain account as service log on. I need to be able to schedule backups so this is a real pain.

Any ideas??

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chrisfezAsked:
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arbertCommented:
What does the error log show????
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chrisfezAuthor Commented:
just.... [LOG] SQLAgent is not allowed to run same in Win app. log. as well.

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arbertCommented:
Ok, you said "sql server 2000 sp3a"  do you mean you acually upgraded MSDE to SQL Server, or you upgrades MSDE with SP3a?
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chrisfezAuthor Commented:
Sorry, I havent described this very well. Yes it was originally MSDE which was installed when Sharepoint services were installed.

Once sharepoint was up and running on MSDE, I upgraded MSDE to an instance of SQL  Server 2000 SP2, and then applied SP3 to that.
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chrisfezAuthor Commented:
If anyone needs to know I now have have a solution provided by MS Support.

I have posted it here:

http://www.dbforums.com/showthread.php?postid=3609533#post3609533

Thanks
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moduloCommented:
PAQed, with points refunded (500)

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