troubleshooting Question

Unable to open Query Window

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Microsoft SQL ServerMicrosoft SQL Server 2008
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I have a new installation of MS SQL SERVER 2008.  It is to be an upgrade to my SQL 2000 database.  Trying to import the system databases, I issued NET START MSSQLSERVER /m command to get into single user mode but was unable to import system dbs.  I then restarted SQL to be in multi user mode.

But I cannot open a query window.  I get the message that the server is in single user mode.  I’ve logged into the server using the same default start up account that SQL Services use, but still unable to connect to a query window.  I’ve tried my account (system administrator), the SA account and my sql services account.  Nothing worked.

I’ve stopped and restarted SQL Server several times (without the /m switch).  I’ve turned off SQL Agent and all other related SQL services.  When I restart, either from the command prompt or from the Services Management Console, I get the same error.
I cannot get the database out of single user mode.  Other posts give instructive commands to issue, but I cannot open a query window to issue them.  Any ideas?

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