It took me hours to figure out the problem and searched for the solution. I found many people get the same issue, but unfortunately, there was not any solution. Please help me to take a look at this problem.
I used Windows 7 Home premium SP1. I installed SQL express 2008 and it failed. It said that: "Wait on the Database Engine recovery handle failed. Check the SQL Server error log for potential causes."
I checked to the log file and found this:
What should I do with this problem? I appreciate every hint/idea/suggestion from you all.
If you are you installing a named instance, you should replace MSSQLSERVER in the path with the instance name.
answered Apr 29, 2012 at 07:35 AM
Is is possible that you have a 64 bit installation media but are installing on a 32 bit OS?
answered Apr 30, 2012 at 02:55 AM