Error installing Database Engine Services while Installing MS SQL Server 2022 Developer Edition

Gautam Kumar Behera 5 Reputation points

Steps taken:

  • Downloaded ISO file for MS SQL Server 2022 Developer Edition
  • Attempted to install but encountered error during Database Engine Service installation

Attached log files:



Device Information:

  • Installed 11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-1135G7 processor with 16.0 GB RAM
  • Running Windows 11 Home Single Language, version 22H2 build 22621.1702
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  1. Erland Sommarskog 106.5K Reputation points

    I found this:

    Wait on the Database Engine recovery handle failed. Check the SQL Server error log for potential causes.

    This is a generic message which means that SQL Server did not start when Setup wanted to run configuration tasks.

    You find the errorlog in C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL16.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\LOG\ERRORLOG. Note that this path applies to a default instance. If you installed a named instance, the part after MSSQL16 will be different.

    If you see a message about 256 misaligned reads, you are running into a known issue where Windows 11 is reporting a sector size for some disk models that SQL Server cannot cope with. Microsoft has published an article with workarounds for this problem.