enter image description hereI have a problem, where I installed SQL Server Advanced Express 2014.

Everything seems fine, I checked all I thought could be the issue, and everything that needs to be installed is there, but when trying to connect the SQL Server it simply goes on forever.

Is it possible that some applications might have a conflict with the SQL Server itself? when I go to services and try to start it from there, I get the error that windows was unable to start the SQL server service.

  • Please add a description of your "virtual machine" - how is the network set up there (bridged / NAT ..... ? ) If you can't even start the database service I would start there – eagle275 Dec 12 '19 at 15:56
  • check the SQL Server error log for anything related to the service not starting, and add the detail to your question via the edit function. – Max Vernon Dec 12 '19 at 16:03
  • The Application log or the SQL Server error log will tell you why it's not able to start. Please check those and then update the question. – Tony Hinkle Dec 12 '19 at 16:24
  • Please, list the things you verified when you say I checked all I thought could be the issue. It will avoid peers telling you to do somenthing you already did. – Ronaldo Dec 12 '19 at 16:48
  • @MaxVernon Hi and thank you kindly all. I added the log file. And wow I was not expecting any response for at least a couple of days so this caught me off guard. I will add more stuff later if I am still stuck. Thx a lot! It does not let me tag more than 1 person, but will do as I add info. – Vvv Dec 12 '19 at 19:18

The SQL Server error log shows problems including performance counter initialization issues and SSL problems.

Have you recently changed anything about the configuration of the machine or SQL Server itself?

At this point, my first reaction would be to re-install SQL Server, after ensuring you have reliably backups of any business critical database files.

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  • Yes, I tried to re-install it, it was a new installation. I am starting to think the VM config might be the prob. – Vvv Dec 12 '19 at 19:45

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