move master database datafiles in SQL Server 2000


It is SQL Server 2000.

I try to test how to move  master database datafiles to a different folder, and I did the following step:

1. change the path from 'SQL Server Properties-->Startup Parameters'.

2. stop SQL Server and copy the master database datafiles to the new directory.

But I can't restart the SQL Server anymore, just wonder what I did wrong?

How to fix the issue?

Thanks a lot!
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Jim P.Commented:
What accounts are you using for your services? And do they have permissions to the location.

You may have to go into the registry and confirm/change the parameters:


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DataFieldAuthor Commented:
Thanks a lot!
Jim P.Commented:
Glad to be of assistance. May all you days get brightere and brighter.

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