Hi everyone need some urgent advice on this one. Got a situation where a server is displaying these errors in the SQL error log. the model DB shows as restoring, when SQL started with /T3608. the database 'model' is marked RESTORING and is in a state that does not allow recovery to be run. 2011-07-11 10:45:37.09 spid9s Error: 927, Severity: 14, State: 2. 2011-07-11 10:45:37.09 spid9s Database 'model' cannot be opened. It is in the middle of a restore. 2011-07-11 10:45:37.10 spid9s Could not create tempdb. You may not have enough disk space available. Free additional disk space by deleting other files on the tempdb drive and then restart SQL Server. Check for additional errors in the event log that may indicate why the tempdb files could not be initialized. 2011-07-11 10:45:37.10 spid9s SQL Trace was stopped due to server shutdown. Trace ID = '1'. This is an informational message only; no user action is required. had a look on line , but a bit stuck on how to proceed. Can anyone offer any adivce or point me in the right direction ? there is plenty of disk space avaiable. many thanks in advance.