Sql Server 2008

I have installed Sql 2008 on my windows server 2008 server, but I cannot access anything other than the Intergration services.  I have tried windows auth as well as sql auth nothing is working.  This is one of the errors I am receving
TITLE: Connect to Server
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Cannot connect to (local).

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accessible. Verify that the instance name is correct and that SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections. (provider: Named Pipes Provider, error: 40 - Could not open a connection to SQL Server) (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 2)

For help, click: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?ProdName=Microsoft+SQL+Server&EvtSrc=MSSQLServer&EvtID=2&LinkId=20476

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BUTTONS:

OK
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cannon4aAsked:
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Connect With a Mentor Billing EngineerCommented:
please check this article to start the troubleshooting:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/A_1881.html
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