Login failed for user ‘sa’ while installing SQL Server 2005

I was working in a SQL Server 2005 setup case which failed while starting SQL Service with error:  SQL Server Setup could not connect to the database service for server configuration. The error was: [Microsoft][SQL Native Client][SQL Server]Login failed for user ‘sa’. Refer to server error logs and setup logs for more information.   Then…

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Rule "Same architecture installation" failed while installing SQL Server 2008 R2

Error:   Installating DEFAULT instance of SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Edition with Advanced Services on a Windows 7 64bit with AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 945 Processor failed with error:  —————————  Rule Check Result  —————————  Rule “Same architecture installation” failed.   The CPU architecture of installing feature(s) is different than the instance specified. To continue,…

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"Wait on the Database Engine recovery handle failed" while installing SQL Server 2008

I worked on a customer service request where SQL Server 2008 Enterprise edition installation was throwing error: Wait on the Database Engine recovery handle failed. After examining SQL Error log from the Setup logs folder, noted: 2010-08-27 17:15:04.51 spid7s      Starting up database ‘mssqlsystemresource’. 2010-08-27 17:15:04.52 spid7s      The resource database build version is 10.00.1600. This is…

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