unable to install sql server exit code -2068052377

Ali Irp 21 Reputation points

Hi i have a problem with installing sql server and i tried some tricks that i saw in other threads but i still have this problem

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  1. Erland Sommarskog 98,636 Reputation points

    Which version and edition of SQL Server are you trying to install?

    At which point during the installation do things fail?

    In the folder C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\nnn\Setup Bootstrap\LOG, you find one folder for each installation attempt. A starting point is to look at Summary.txt.

    nnn in the path above depends on the version of SQL Server you are trying to install.

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  1. Erland Sommarskog 98,636 Reputation points

    I found "Wait on the Database Engine recovery handle failed."

    This means that SQL Server failed to start when Setup wanted to run post-install scripts.

    You need to check C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL15.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\LOG\ERRORLOG to see what is happening.

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  2. Erland Sommarskog 98,636 Reputation points

    "Initializing the FallBack certificate failed with error code: 15"

    These problems are often due to that you default profile in Windows has been corrupted. I recall that I ran into this once, and I was able to recover by copying a file (NTUSER.DAT?) from another machine with the same Windows version.

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