SQL Server 2022 Installation Error


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  1. Olaf Helper 38,706 Reputation points

    The screenshot is useless. View and Read SQL Server Setup Log Files for more details

  2. Erland Sommarskog 98,751 Reputation points

    The error message about not finding the startup handle is a generic message that tells us at that SQL Server did not start when Setup wanted to configure the server.

    To find out why it not start, check the SQL Server errorlog, which you find in C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL16.SQLEXPRESS\MSSQL\LOG\ERRORLOG. (Assuming that you were installing Express Edition. The actual path depends in your installation choices.)

    If you see a message about 256 misaligned reads you are running into a known issue with Windows 11 and SQL Server not always being compatible. Microsoft has published an article with workarounds for that problem.

    If you don't see that message, feel free to upload it here for assistance. You will need to rename it to ERRORLOG.txt for the forum software to accept it.

  3. ZoeHui-MSFT 30,261 Reputation points

    Hi @Копач Соломія Русланівна,

    If you are using Windows 11, there is a known issue when you install sql server 2022 on Windows 11.

    Try one of the resolutions in this article.

    If this do not work, in the folder C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\160\Setup Bootstrap\Log there is one folder per install attempt. The one of most interest is Detail.txt. Feel free to attach it here.


    Zoe Hui

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