Error while trying to install SQL Server

Thriyambageswaran V 0 Reputation points

I have been facing this issue for past few days. I couldn't able to resolve this error. Please help me to resolve it..

C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\160\Setup Bootstrap\Log\20231001_202127Screenshot (39)

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  1. Erland Sommarskog 102.2K Reputation points MVP

    First of all, restrain yourself. You had added no less than five tags for this question, including Microsoft System Center which is not relevant at all. I have edited the tags so that the only one that is relevant remains.

    The error message about the database startup handle means that Setup was not able to start SQL Server when it wanted to run configuration steps. As the error message says, you need to check the SQL Server errorlog. You find it 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 models reports a sector size that SQL Server cannot handle. Microsoft has published an article with workarounds for that problem.

    If you see nothing about misaligned reads, feel free to upload the errorlog here. You will need to rename it to ERRORLOG.txt for the forum software to accept it.

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