BidMagic failed to connect to the SQL Database

The issue, BidMagic failed to connect to the SQL Database.
 
This can be the result of a Windows update that stopped the database program from working to update a windows service.
 
Then the Database Connection Manager appears.  It wants you to start SQL Server by using either button to start the SQL database.
99% of the time this works correctly, there are times when you need to start it from the SQL Server Connection Manager.
 
Here is quick method for Windows 10.
 

Please try these directions below to restore operation of SQL Server.

Go to Windows Start Button

Select all programs Windows7 [Windows10, select All Apps]

Then SQL Server 2008 R2, Configuration Tools or SQL Server 2012, Configuration or SQL Server 2014, Configuration Manager.

Depending on your user settings, account control panel may appear, if so, please select yes.

Select SQL Server (SQLEXPRESS)

 

Select the Green Start Service Button.

Close the configuration manager and try Running BidMagic again.

 
Please try these directions below to restore operation of SQL Server.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Go to Windows Start Button
Select all programs Windows7 [Windows10, select All Apps]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Then SQL Server 2008 R2, Configuration Tools or SQL Server 2012, Configuration or SQL Server 2014, Configuration Manager.
 
 
Depending on your user settings, account control panel may appear, if so, please select yes.
Select SQL Server(SQLEXPRESS)
 
Select the Green Start Service Button.
Close the configuration manager and try Running BidMagic again.
 
 
 
Alternative Method
Via Windows Services
(Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10, all Server editions)
 
 
 
 
Right click on Windows Task Bar
 
Left click on "Task Manager”
 
 
 
Left click on "Services”  in Task Manager
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Left click on "Open Services (link)" in Task Manager
 
 
Pull down on the right bar until you reach "SQL Server (SQLEXPRESS)”,
Right click on "SQL Server (SQLEXPRESS)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Left click on "Properties”
 
 
 
Left click on "Recovery” in SQL Server (SQLEXPRESS) Properties
 
 
 
 
 
 
Confirm the First, Second and Subsequent failure options have been set to “Restart the Service”
 
 
If not, please select "Restart the Service" from the dropdown selection
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Left click on "OK button"
 
 
Left click on Start in the middle panel
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Click on "Close button"
 
Click on "Close (button)".  Please re-try running BidMagic.
 
 
 
 
Tech Note
 
If you are using Windows10 and have SQL Server 2008 R2 installed, Windows10 removes the
SQL Server Configuration Manager from view.
To restart SQL Server, you may need to open the Services window.
Open the Control Panel; go to Administrative Tools, then to Services.
Inside the list, locate the entry that says SQL Server (SQLEXPRESS).
After you have found it, right-click on it and select Start.
This process can be avoided by upgrading your version of SQL Server to 2014 or greater.
This is a free download from Microsoft.
 
If you are not successful, please contact the BidMagic Technical Support team. 
 
They are available weekdays from 7:00 until 3:30 pm pacific time at (800) 598-5860 x2 or email to support@bidmagic.com
 
 
 
The issue, BidMagic failed to connect to the SQL Database.
 
This can be the result of a Windows update that stopped the database program from working to update a windows service.
 
Then the Database Connection Manager appears.  It wants you to start SQL Server by using either button to start the SQL database.
99% of the time this works correctly, there are times when you need to start it from the SQL Server Connection Manager.
 
 
Please try these directions below to restore operation of SQL Server.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Go to Windows Start Button
Select all programs Windows7 [Windows10, select All Apps]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Then SQL Server 2008 R2, Configuration Tools or SQL Server 2012, Configuration or SQL Server 2014, Configuration Manager.
 
 
Depending on your user settings, account control panel may appear, if so, please select yes.
Select SQL Server(SQLEXPRESS)
 
Select the Green Start Service Button.
Close the configuration manager and try Running BidMagic again.
 
 
 
Alternative Method
Via Windows Services
(Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10, all Server editions)
 
 
 
 
Right click on Windows Task Bar
 
Left click on "Task Manager”
 
 
 
Left click on "Services”  in Task Manager
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Left click on "Open Services (link)" in Task Manager
 
 
Pull down on the right bar until you reach "SQL Server (SQLEXPRESS)”,
Right click on "SQL Server (SQLEXPRESS)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Left click on "Properties”
 
 
 
Left click on "Recovery” in SQL Server (SQLEXPRESS) Properties
 
 
 
 
 
 
Confirm the First, Second and Subsequent failure options have been set to “Restart the Service”
 
 
If not, please select "Restart the Service" from the dropdown selection
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Left click on "OK button"
 
 
Left click on Start in the middle panel
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Click on "Close button"
 
Click on "Close (button)".  Please re-try running BidMagic.
 
 
 
 
Tech Note
 
If you are using Windows10 and have SQL Server 2008 R2 installed, Windows10 removes the
SQL Server Configuration Manager from view.
To restart SQL Server, you may need to open the Services window.
Open the Control Panel; go to Administrative Tools, then to Services.
Inside the list, locate the entry that says SQL Server (SQLEXPRESS).
After you have found it, right-click on it and select Start.
This process can be avoided by upgrading your version of SQL Server to 2014 or greater.
This is a free download from Microsoft.
 
If you are not successful, please contact the BidMagic Technical Support team. 
 
They are available weekdays from 7:00 until 3:30 pm pacific time at (800) 598-5860 x2 or email to support@bidmagic.com
 
 
 
 

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