05-14-2008 01:45 AM
05-14-2008 07:03 PM
Hi, I run Act 2007 on Windows 2000. I had problems starting up Act telling me it could
not open my data base. Even though I have SQL Server 2005 set to start up automatically,
it usually does not. I have to manually start SQL Server 2005 and after it has started, Act
will start up normally and I can use the program normally.
Here are the steps to restart SQL Server 2005 in Windows 2000.
Close the partially opened Act window
Click "Start" and run
In the "open" box type services.msc and click "OK"
The "Services" Window will open
Scroll down to the line "SQLServer (Act 7)" (May be Act 8, Act 9, etc. on your computer)
If the "status box for this line is blank, this fix will help you--If it already says "started", then you have a different problem
Right click with the mouse on that line
scroll to "start" and click
A progress bar will appear for several seconds and when it closes the status bar should now say "started"
You can now close the Services Window
Open Act and the program should open normally.
Hope this helps,