Error: 733F-- Services Failed to Start "From MS Support"
"Description: This error occurs when the installation program can't start
the SQL Server services. This can happen for several reasons including:
expired account password, invalid user account, user account does not have
permission to start the service, or there is something else wrong with the
Resolution: To help you determine which service is failing to start, view
the summary.txt file that is created at %programfiles%\Microsoft SQL
Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\Log\Hotfix. Once you determine which service is
failing, do the following:
1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
2. Double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Services.
3. Locate the SQL Server service causing the problem and try to manually
start the service.
If the service still does not start, try resetting the password or the user
account. After doing this, restart the service manually
More information: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/282254/en-us
If you need additional help, please post your summary.txt file located at
%programfiles%\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Setup Bootstrap\Log\Hotfix to the SQL
Server Setup MSDN forum at
TaurArian [MVP] 2005-2009 - Update Services
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
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"Steffan" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>I have Windows Vista Home Premiun in my computer, yesterday I was
>installing several updates for Windows Vista. All updatings were correct
>except one of them that generates the "ERROR 733F" message, the name of
>this updating is:
> "Security updating for Service Pack 2 SQL Server 2005".
> Later I tried to download the file to be installed directly from:
> but it didnīt work either, the message was "It couldnīt be possible to
> start SQL Server, ERROR 29503".
> This is annoying because my computer keeps warning me about a 'critical'
> update, yet it cant install it...!!!