I am new to the world of SQL server. My problem is that one fine day my SQL server which was running perfectly stopped working for no apparent reason. Whenever I try to start the server using the Enterprise Manager or the Query Analyser. I get an error.
Unable to connect to server <Server-name>
Server: Msg 17, Level 16, State 1
[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][Shared Memory] SQL server does not exist or access denied.
I can't figure out what is wrong and why the server stopped without any apparent reason. I have made no changes to the environment on my machine whatsoever. The client and server are on my local machine.
and the OS is Win2K.