sql wont run for second computer

Client is running chiro8000 v11 on two computers.  Both are running XP Pro.  Their computers crashed, and I got them all up and running again.  Loaded their chiro database from a backup to main computer now when I start chiro on the 2nd computer it gets an error that says sql will not run.  It is supposed to pull from the sql database on main computer but acts as if it does not see it.  Client did away with their tech service agreement do to unsatisfactory customer support.  Not really sure what to do?    
tigerchAsked:
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JorieUCLConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Check your firewall and open ports, which port is used for sql server? Check if its not blocked somewhere, try to connect to the database on the server PC by using the server IP instead of localhost to see what happens.
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Muhammad Ahmad ImranDatabase DeveloperCommented:
did you attempt to ping that computer


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tigerchAuthor Commented:
yes was able to ping the main computer
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Muhammad Ahmad ImranDatabase DeveloperCommented:
which database you are trying to connect
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tigerchAuthor Commented:
The sql database on the main computer that is with the chiro program
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tigerchAuthor Commented:
Thanks, I will try that and get back to you.
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sparabCommented:
This question has been classified as abandoned and is being closed as part of the Cleanup Program.  See my comment at the end of the question for more details.
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72benzCommented:
"Check your firewall and open ports, which port is used for sql server? Check if its not blocked somewhere, try to connect to the database on the server PC by using the server IP instead of localhost to see what happens. "


How do you check the firewall and open ports?
please walk me thru using server IP instead of the localhost.  Thanks.
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