I'm running Home windows 7 32 bit.

I've IIS, Visual Studio 2008, 2010 installed.

I'm haunted with this error in SQL Server 2008 that is "Home windows couldn't start the SQL Server (SQLEXPRESS) service on local computer. Error 1053: The service didn't react to the beginning or control request in due timeInch.

I've researched and visited many, many, many etc. sites.

I've transformed Account permission to Local System Account with no luck. I've uninstalled and reinstalled no luck. I've checked the main harbour in Client Methods which is set 1433. I've added Network Service account towards the Microft SQL Server folder in program files. I cant look into the log file becuase it does not appear in the LOG folder of MSSQL folder. I've transformed registry information from fix articles relating to this problem but no luck from individuals sites.

It really is annoying because i installed SQL Server 2005 express earlier and that i got exactly the same error message so for this reason i uninstalled and made the decision to provide SQL Server 2008 Express a try and that i recieve exactly the same error.

This is actually slowing down me lower becuase i've developed many of the webpages during my website and today i wish to add functionality towards the site and that i need SQL Server which has truly stopped me from working.

Can someone help please? I really should understand this fixed i've attempted exactly what the websites provide in the search engines.

Should you require more details ill be happy to provide you with the feedback to obtain this solved the moment posible.


Open the big event viewer and search with the logs: Open Home windows Explorer and visit

Control PanelAll User Interface ItemsAdministrative Tools

Open Event Viewer

Expand Home windows Logs

Try looking in Application, Security, and System for errors.

very good news. i handled to set up SQL Server 2008 Express finally. Things i did was i downloaded Home windows Install Cleanup.

  1. However i uninstalled exactly what pertains to SQL Server 2008 from controlpanel>programs>programs featuring such as the sql server vss author, sql server browser.

  2. I quickly erased the folders from regedit.exe which folders were the sql server folders in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINBE/software/microsoft/microsoft sql server,essentially all of the folders that begin with microsoft sql server "xxxx".

  3. I additionally erased the Microsoft sql server directory from Hkey_current_user/software/microsoft/microsoft sql server.

  4. I quickly erased the microsoft sql server directory from the program files around the system. once each one of these sites were taken off regedit and my pc,

  5. Then i finally used Home windows install cleanup and removed something that associated with microsoft sql server 2008 and thats it.

  6. Then i installed sql server 2008 Express sucessfully. thanks for the individuals who required time to see my problem and thank you for individuals who provided the feedback.