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SQL Server 2008 express SQL Server Service won't start

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 04, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server
Could really use some help. Am running XP Pro SP3.  Had 2005 Express running fine previously.  Installed 2008 Express but cannot get the SQL Server service to start.  SQL Server Agent does start though.  In log (below) it seems to be trying to access an E:\ drive that doesn't exist (did default install to C:\Program Files) - plus other issues.  Have 5gig+ free, so not sure why it's saying not enough space.  Have RTFMd the problem for a whole day with no luck.  Any advice much appreciated.   Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 (RTM) - 10.50.1600.1 (Intel X86)  Apr  2 2010 15:53:02  Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation Express Edition with Advanced Services on Windows NT 5.1 <X86> (Build 2600: Service Pack 3) (Hypervisor)   Error: 17054, Severity: 16, State: 1. The current event was not reported to the Windows Events log. Operating system error = 1502(The event log file is full.). You may need to clear the Windows Events log if it is full. (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Server process ID is 4988. Authentication mode is WINDOWS-ONLY. Logging SQL Server messages in file 'c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10_50.SQLEXPRESS\MSSQL\Log\ERRORLOG'. This instance of SQL Server last reported using a process ID of 3232 at 9/4/2010 9:36:12 AM (local) 9/4/2010 1:36:12 PM (UTC). This is an informational

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