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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: SQL Server Error

    Can anyone help,

    I have SQL Server Express installed and it opens fine, i tried to attach an old db which i had transfered from another PC.
    Now every time i click on the Databases folder it gives an error message of:
    Failed to retrieve data for this request.
    I cant add, attach, delete anything without getting the timeout error.

    Any advice

    Ian.

  2. #2
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    Was the original database detached from its server, or are you trying to attach a backup file? Backups must be restored.
    If it's not practically useful, then it's practically useless.

    blindman
    www.chess.com: "sqlblindman"
    www.LobsterShot.blogspot.com

  3. #3
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    It was a detached database file.
    I have rebooted my pc and now when i go into sql server the database is there but with the (In recovery / Read-only) after it, and i cannot do anything with it, not delete or detach works.

    Any clues

    Ian.

  4. #4
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    What version of SQL Server?
    If it's not practically useful, then it's practically useless.

    blindman
    www.chess.com: "sqlblindman"
    www.LobsterShot.blogspot.com

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