I am unable to download SQL server.While downloading it showing as Opps...Unable to install SQL server(setup.exe).Exit code (Decimal):Error description.Wait on the database Engine recovery handle failed.Check the SQL server error log for potential causes.

Siva Kalyan Dulipalla 0 Reputation points
2023-03-05T06:36:04.24+00:00

I am unable to download SQL server.While downloading it showing as Opps...Unable to install SQL server(setup.exe).Exit code (Decimal):Error description.Wait on the database Engine recovery handle failed.Check the SQL server error log for potential causes.

[I am using intel i7 thinkpad laptop]

Can you please help me if you know answers.

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  1. Erland Sommarskog 100.9K Reputation points MVP
    2023-03-05T13:43:38.32+00:00

    As it says in the error message: Check the SQL server error log for potential causes.

    More precisely, what happens is that when Setup wants to run configuration steps, SQL Server does not start. There can be multiple reasons for this.

    You find the errorlog in C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL16.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\LOG\ERRORLOG. The exact path depends on which version and edition of SQL Server you attempted to install. This path applies to SQL 2022 Developer Edition.

    If you see a message at the end of the log about 256 misaligned logical reads, you are running into a known issue. Microsoft has published an article with workarounds for that case.

    By the way, I took the liberty to remove all tags but SQL Server from your post, since that is the only relevant one.

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  2. Seeya Xi-MSFT 16,436 Reputation points
    2023-03-06T02:30:37.15+00:00

    Hi @Siva Kalyan Dulipalla ,

    I clicked on the address posted by Erland, but I'm still back to the current QA screen, so I'm not sure if it's not working. I'll post the relevant link again.

    We're not quite sure what your operating system is. This article provides solutions for troubleshooting errors during installation or starting an instance of SQL Server on Windows 11 and Windows Server 2022.

     https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/troubleshoot/sql/database-engine/database-file-operations/troubleshoot-os-4kb-disk-sector-size

    In addition, please read this:

    https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/running-sap-applications-on-the/message-misaligned-log-ios-which-required-falling-back-to/ba-p/367796

    Best regards,

    Seeya


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