Network related or instance specific error while establishing a connection to SQL Server

👤 Diwas Poudel    🕒 12 Mar 2019    📁 FIX

This is general problem that occur while connecting to sql server.

One of the best possible solution for this problem is as follow.

Mission : To restart SQL server Instance using Services.msc

Step 1 : Press  Windows Key + R to open a Run Box

Step 2:  Type in services.msc and press enter.

Step3 : Then service window will open. There on right pane locate SQL SERVER(SQLEXPRESS). Look  there, we have nothing on Status section of SQL Server .This means SQL Server Service is not running.

Step 4 : Right click on SQL Server(SQLEXPRESS) and click on Start 

After doing this we will have status in running states .This means now SQL Server instance is running.

Step 5 : Now try to connect to sql server instance again. We will be able to connect .

Thank you. Happy Coding.