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sql server 2005 express and c# 2008 express connection problem

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I can't get my C# app to connect to the DB.  I have tried numerous diff ways to connect.  The DB is there, I can get to it thru sql server, just not from C#.  I keep getting the following message -

Error accessing the database, a network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to sql server.  The sever was not found or was not accessible.  Verify that the instance name is correct and that sql server is configured to allow remote connections. Provider: sql network interfaces, error 26 - error locating server / instance specified.

All is on my home PC running XP Home Edition.


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