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Sharepoint 3.0 can't connect to database

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 07, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

Our sharepoint server suddenly can't connect to its database and I can't make any sense of it.  Articles I've read say to first make sure the SQL Server is up and running.  There's a SQL folder in Program Files but no SQL service in Services.  Maybe it's using some other database so I run the sharepoint central administration.

"Cannot connect to the configuration database."

Ok so I run the configuration wizard...

"Failed to detect if this server is a member of a server farm..."

I'm not sure what to do from here since I can't even verify what database its using.  Any ideas on where I start?



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