Unable to install SQL Server (setup.exe). Exit Code (Decimal): -2061893606

Vaibhav Satish 0 Reputation points
2023-08-24T10:14:05.3566667+00:00

I am trying to install SQL Server 2022 Express: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/sql-server/sql-server-downloads

I tried to install it, and then after a few minutes i get this error:

Unable to install SQL Server. Exit code (Decimal): -2061893606

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I've read a post asking the similar problem and people in the replies asked to also attach the details.txt and summary.txt files

So, here they are:

Detail.txt

Summary.txt

I hope I attached the correct files. Kindly help me figure out the issue and possible solutions.

SQL Server
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  1. Viorel 111.5K Reputation points
    2023-08-24T11:30:26.3766667+00:00

    The files contain the error message: “Wait on the Database Engine recovery handle failed”. Therefore, try the suggested workarounds:

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  2. Erland Sommarskog 100.8K Reputation points MVP
    2023-08-24T21:42:50.4033333+00:00

    The message Wait on the Database Engine recovery handle failed is a generic error that means that SQL Server did not start when Setup wanted to run configuration steps. To understand why it did not start, you need to look in the SQL Server errorlog, which you find in C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL16.SQLEXPRESS\MSSQL\LOG\ERRORLOG.

    If you see a message about 256 misaligned reads, you are running into a known issue where Windows 11 for some disk drives reports a sector size that SQL Server does not cope with. Microsoft has published an article with workarounds for the problem.

    If you don't see the message about misaligned reads, feel free to upload the errorlog here, so we can look at it. You will need to rename to ERRORLOG.txt for the forum software to accept it.

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  3. Rahul Randive 8,021 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2023-08-24T21:59:26.65+00:00
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