I am having trouble installing SQL Server 2005:
I am installing on a work group using the Local System Account. I have installed and uninstalled several SQL Server instances using this method on this machine.
Now when I try to install a new instance, the setup fails during the SQL Server Database Services section with the following message: " The SQL Server service failed to start"
The OS is Vista so I trued to explicitly "Run as Administrator" even thogh I am logged on as Administrator - no luck
I also completely uninstalled all SQL Server components and now nothing will install back (see above error msg)
Does anyone know what is going on here???