Installed, uninstalled, reinstalled SQL Express a few times and found your database files don’t attached no more?


Well if you are anything like me and you’ve installed, uninstalled and reinstalled SQL Express a few times (system rebuilds etc) then you might have struck this problem message


Failed to generate a user instance of SQL Server due to a failure in starting the process for the user instance. The connection will be closed” 


uhhh, so what’s all that about then!!


Well http://www.differentpla.net/node/487 is a god, thanks dude and it may save you some time too.


Dave

Comments (1)

  1. Paul Turner says:

    I had a similar problem… when I installed VS2005, I forgot to un-check SQL Express and ended up with another instance (SQL 2005 and SQL Express)…

    Cheers

    Paul.