I have SQL Express 2012 loaded, using VS 2012 and VS 2010 to interact with it. I have uninstalled and reinstalled SQL Express to the point of ridiculous.
The database that I have Studio building exists in the data folder. I also cannot connect to the local SQL Express through the management studio but am able to connect to other database engines. My stuff is sitting there and I cannot access it.
I opened the Configuration Manager and the SQL Server has the little red square on it, indicating it has stopped. My Start Mode is set on Automatic. I try to "start" SQL Server and it errors out with "The request failed or the service did not respond in a timely fashion. Consult the event log or other applicable error logs for details."
The last event is that the SQL Server is terminating because of a system shutdown.
Any help will score you huge in karma!!