Can't install SQL Server 2022 Express on new laptop - "wait on the database engine recovery handle failed"

Marco 0 Reputation points


I tried to install SQL Server 2022 Express on my new laptop. All prerequisites are fulfilled.

At the end of the installation I get this error: error message.jpeg
The log file of the installation is here: SSEI-Expr_20240315163124.txt

Any suggestions on how to fix this? Unfortunately the local database I use that needs SQL server does not work because of the unsuccessful installation.

Thank you for any help you can offer.


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  1. Marco 0 Reputation points

    Problem solved:

    You have to translate this page in English.

    Please also make sure to uninstall properly the failed SQL server before attempting a new installation:

    In my case I even reinstalled Windows as it was easier that way.

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