Sql Server won't start
Posted on 2005-04-12
I had a (hopefully) unrelated hardware problem and restarted my server, but on restart, Sql isn't starting. When I try and start it manually in Services, I get the following message: "The MSSQLSERVER service on Local Computer started and then stopped. Some services stop automatically etc...." The Event Log has this message in it:
initconfig: Error 2(The system cannot find the file specified.) opening 'master.mdf' for configuration information.
I am not very experienced with SQL so i'm not sure how to change the configuration settings or what settings may have been altered. I've made several changes to the configuration since the last reboot. Where do I start?