issues installing sql server 2019 on windows

starboyz182 1 Reputation point

tried everything. reinstalling everything please help

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  1. Seeya Xi-MSFT 16,416 Reputation points

    Hi @starboyz182 ,

    Welcome to Microsoft Q&A!
    This is a a known issue with Windows 11 not always reporting sector sizes correctly.
    Please refer to this official document:
    This link contains the cause and solution for this problem. Another point I want you to pay attention to is make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it.

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  2. Erland Sommarskog 99,371 Reputation points MVP

    The error message "Wait on the Database Engine recovery handle failed." is a generic error message which informs us that SQL Server did not start when Setup wanted to run configuration steps.

    There are several reasons why you can get this error, and the issue highlighted by Seeya is only one of them.

    To understand why SQL Server did not start, you need to look in C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL15.SQLEXPRESS\MSSQL\LOG\ERRORLOG. (This path assumes the default installation options, but can be different on your machine.)

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