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Please, i just recently installed SQL server 2008. i have succeeded in creating about three databases but just now i wanted to launch the studio but i got the following error;

TITLE: Connect to Server

Cannot connect to CHIDIEBERE-PC.


A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accessible. Verify that the instance name is correct and that SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections. (provider: Named Pipes Provider, error: 40 - Could not open a connection to SQL Server) (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 2)

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please i don't seem to know what to do, please help!

PIEBALDconsult 3-Jul-14 18:23pm
If they're local, can you specify localhost as the server name?

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Check whether the respective sql services are started ,check below[^][^]
Member 10920447 4-Jul-14 2:40am
Thanks a lot, the link helped. i now have running instance of the database engine.

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