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Getting error after installing SQL server ,error is could not start SQL server browser service on local computer"and system cannot find the path specified.

Hi, I installed MSSQL server 2005 and it was successful but when i try to start the service Im getting the below error: could not start SQL server browser service on local computer and system cannot find the path specified. Please help me out on the same.
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WilliamD avatar image WilliamD commented ·
@sdadmin - you asked your question **12** minutes ago! A little patience, if you please.
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sdadam avatar image sdadam commented ·
Will i get any update on this?
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You don't mention the environment you are in (standalone instance or clustered), but I found this on google: [SQL Browser Service won't start][1] - it is about a clustered installation, but may still be applicable to you. SQL Server was installed as a 32Bit version, then as a 64Bit version on the same machine and the registry was not cleared properly. First, check the settings of the SQL Browser in the SQL Server Configuration Manager. Is it disabled? Does the user that is running the browser have access to the location of the binary? Next, follow the instructions in the link I mentioned above, checking the registry for erroneous entries. I imagine that an aborted/broken installation could be the culprit here. [1]: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/sqldatabaseengine/thread/27694808-b0d2-4a71-84a3-6389d84ad6a3/
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WilliamD avatar image WilliamD commented ·
If the error is a different one, please check in the windows event log under the group "Application". Read through any entries regarding SQL Server to see what the error is. The error logs normally tell you exactly what is wrong when the service cannot start.
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Its a standalone environment.There's a minor change Error is "Could not start the SQL server(SQLEXPRESS)service on Local Computer. I also checked the settings in AQL server Configuration manager and everything is enabled. Please let me know what am i supposed to do? As I'm not a DB person its difficult for me to understand,so please be more precise while explaining.
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ok thanks.
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