I'm getting this error while trying to connect to sql server. Now this never happened before and it's really annoying.
I found out in my sql configuration manager that SQL server service has stopped for some reason.
When I try to start it again it gives me error that says: "The request failed or the service did not respond in a timely fashion".
I found some solution for this but none of them works for me. I checked if VIA protocol is enabled, and it was disabled.
- if my server allows remote connections and it does.
- if port 1433 is used by some other service, but still it was not used by any other services.
Those are solutions that I found and tried to solve this problem with them, but no success.
Is there any other reason why is this error happening and how to solve it?