Error while installing any Microsoft SQL Server editions on my windows 11 laptop

Kunj Patel 0 Reputation points
2023-10-25T20:24:12.0566667+00:00

Hello Community!

Can someone please guide me on what should I do to fix my MS SQL Server installation for my windows 11 laptop?

Every edition that I install on my laptop results in the same 'Oops' error:
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I am attaching the details and summary files here, please let me know if anything else is needed.

Summary_CAL1095_20231025_132219.txt

SQL Server
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  1. Erland Sommarskog 104.2K Reputation points MVP
    2023-10-25T21:18:13.13+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.MSSQLSERVER\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.


  2. PercyTang-MSFT 12,426 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2023-10-27T02:40:23.9066667+00:00

    Hi @Kunj Patel

    In the detail.txt you provided, I found an error.

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    A thread that also reports the error, not sure if it can help you.

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/questions/425587/sql-server-2019-setup-via-powershell-error-error-a

    Best regards,

    Percy Tang

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