cannot install microsoft sql server 2019

Jotun 1 Reputation point

Always getting the message


Unable to install SQL Server (setup.exe).
Exit Code (Decimal): -2061893606Error description: Wait on the Database Engine recovery handle failed. Check the SQL Server error log for potential causes.

Have tried uninstalling and reinstalling.
Am on Windows 11.

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  1. Olaf Helper 43,161 Reputation points

    Check the SQL Server error log for potential causes.

    Do want the message say:
    Viewing the SQL Server Error Log
    View and Read SQL Server Setup Log Files

    Am on Windows 11.

    There are known issues with Win 11 and some SSD; do you use one?

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  2. Seeya Xi-MSFT 16,461 Reputation points

    Hi @Jotun ,

    Welcome to Microsoft Q&A!
    For better troubleshooting, can you provide the summary.txt or detail.txt in the path Olaf mentioned?

    Best regards,

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