Cannot get the SQL Full Text Search Service installed much less started

I have been trying to get Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server installed all week. It said I needed to install SQL Server 2008 so I did and went back several times to make sure something called SQL Full Text Search Service was checked for installation. However everytime I try to install
Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server I get the following error. See image.

I go to services and SQL Full Text Search Service is not eve listed to start up. There is an image that shows my services listed.

Does anyone know what could cause this problem. Any support is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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You can check whether the fulltext search is installed on your SQL Server or not by executing this command


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RUA Volunteer2?Tableau Trainer & Consultant Sales Exec.Author Commented:
Sorry I need a little more assist here. Do I just go to the C directory and run it from there or do I need to go to a specific directory.
Also the link is great but are those instructions verbatim or do I need to go to a root directory and start there or some other directory to run those commands. I am a bit rusty on all this stuff. I am not an "IT" guy more like the "it" guy. I do it because I am told to not because I have all the skills to.
Please advise and thank you.
Racim BOUDJAKDJIDatabase Architect - Dba - Data ScientistCommented:
You need to do the following:

> Identify the SQL Server instance on which your application attempts connecting
> Get the right credentials to be able to run TSQL
> Connect to the instance to open a session where you can run TSQL instructions.  You may either use a GUI such as SSMS or run the command line such as OSQL (

Hope this helps...
RUA Volunteer2?Tableau Trainer & Consultant Sales Exec.Author Commented:
This was helpful thank you. I had to go ahead and uninstall everything including SQL 2005. Now I am just putting 2008 on the box. We think it was a combination of several issues.
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