SQL Service fails to start with error code 126

  1. Start->All Programs -> Microsoft Sql server 2005 -> Configuration Tools -> SQL Server Configuration Manager. 
  2. In the SQL SERVER configuration Manager Window, click the plus (+) sign against SQL SERVER 2008 Network Configuration. 
  3. Highlight ‘Protocols for MS SQL SERVER’ In the right pane 
  4. Right click the VIA protocol
  5. select ‘Disable’ 
  6. Then try to start the service.

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