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The system cannot find the file specified

Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

Exception Details: System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified

Source Error:

An unhandled exception was generated during the execution of the current web request. Information regarding the origin and location of the exception can be identified using the exception stack trace below.

Stack Trace:

[Win32Exception (0x80004005): The system cannot find the file specified]

[SqlException (0x80131904): 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: SQL Network Interfaces, error: 52 - Unable to locate a Local Database Runtime installation. Verify that SQL Server Express is properly installed and that the Local Database Runtime feature is enabled.)]
System.Data.SqlClient.SqlInternalConnection.OnError(SqlException exception, Boolean breakConnection, Action1 wrapCloseInAction)
+5296071 System.Data.SqlClient.TdsParser.ThrowExceptionAndWarning(TdsParserStateObject
stateObj, Boolean callerHasConnectionLock, Boolean asyncClose) +558

System.Data.SqlClient.TdsParser.Connect(ServerInfo serverInfo,
SqlInternalConnectionTds connHandler, Boolean ignoreSniOpenTimeout,
Int64 timerExpire, Boolean encrypt, Boolean trustServerCert, Boolean
integratedSecurity, Boolean withFailover) +5308555

System.Data.SqlClient.SqlInternalConnectionTds.AttemptOneLogin(ServerInfo
serverInfo, String newPassword, SecureString newSecurePassword,
Boolean ignoreSniOpenTimeout, TimeoutTimer timeout, Boolean
withFailover) +145

System.Data.SqlClient.SqlInternalConnectionTds.LoginNoFailover(ServerInfo
serverInfo, String newPassword, SecureString newSecurePassword,
Boolean redirectedUserInstance, SqlConnectionString connectionOptions,
SqlCredential credential, TimeoutTimer timeout) +920

System.Data.SqlClient.SqlInternalConnectionTds.OpenLoginEnlist(TimeoutTimer
timeout, SqlConnectionString connectionOptions, SqlCredential
credential, String newPassword, SecureString newSecurePassword,
Boolean redirectedUserInstance) +307

System.Data.SqlClient.SqlInternalConnectionTds..ctor(DbConnectionPoolIdentity
identity, SqlConnectionString connectionOptions, SqlCredential
credential, Object providerInfo, String newPassword, SecureString
newSecurePassword, Boolean redirectedUserInstance, SqlConnectionString
userConnectionOptions) +434

System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnectionFactory.CreateConnection(DbConnectionOptions
options, DbConnectionPoolKey poolKey, Object poolGroupProviderInfo,
DbConnectionPool pool, DbConnection owningConnection,
DbConnectionOptions userOptions) +225

System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionFactory.CreatePooledConnection(DbConnectionPool
pool, DbConnectionOptions options, DbConnectionPoolKey poolKey,
DbConnectionOptions userOptions) +37

System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionPool.CreateObject(DbConnectionOptions
userOptions) +558

System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionPool.UserCreateRequest(DbConnectionOptions
userOptions) +67

System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionPool.TryGetConnection(DbConnection
owningObject, UInt32 waitForMultipleObjectsTimeout, Boolean
allowCreate, Boolean onlyOneCheckConnection, DbConnectionOptions
userOptions, DbConnectionInternal& connection) +1052

System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionPool.TryGetConnection(DbConnection
owningObject, TaskCompletionSource1 retry, DbConnectionOptions userOptions, DbConnectionInternal& connection) +78
System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionFactory.TryGetConnection(DbConnection owningConnection, TaskCompletionSource1 retry, DbConnectionOptions
userOptions, DbConnectionInternal& connection) +167

System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionClosed.TryOpenConnection(DbConnection
outerConnection, DbConnectionFactory connectionFactory,
TaskCompletionSource1 retry, DbConnectionOptions userOptions) +143
System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnection.TryOpen(TaskCompletionSource1
retry) +83 System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnection.Open() +96

System.Data.SqlClient.SqlProviderServices.UsingConnection(SqlConnection
sqlConnection, Action1 act) +79
System.Data.SqlClient.SqlProviderServices.UsingMasterConnection(SqlConnection sqlConnection, Action`1 act) +384
System.Data.SqlClient.SqlProviderServices.GetDbProviderManifestToken(DbConnection connection) +241
System.Data.Common.DbProviderServices.GetProviderManifestToken(DbConnection connection) +26

[ProviderIncompatibleException: The provider did not return a ProviderManifestToken string.]
System.Data.Common.DbProviderServices.GetProviderManifestToken(DbConnection connection) +170
System.Web.Providers.ModelHelper.GetStorageMetadata(String providerName, DbConnection connection, String ssdl) +35
System.Web.Providers.ModelHelper.CreateMetadataWorkspace(String providerName, DbConnection connection, String csdl, String ssdl, String msl) +154
System.Web.Providers.ModelHelper.CreateEntityConnection(ConnectionStringSettings setting, String csdl, String ssdl, String msl) +109
System.Web.Providers.ModelHelper.CreateMembershipEntities(ConnectionStringSettings setting) +28
System.Web.Providers.DefaultMembershipProvider.GetPasswordWithFormat(String userName, Boolean updateLastLoginActivityDate, Int32& status, String& password, Int32& format, String& salt, Int32& failedPasswordAttemptCount, Int32& failedPasswordAnswerAttemptCount, Boolean& isApproved, DateTime& lastLoginDate, DateTime& lastActivityDate) +118
System.Web.Providers.DefaultMembershipProvider.CheckPassword(String userName, String password, Boolean updateLastActivityDate, Boolean failIfNotApproved, String& salt, Int32& passwordFormat) +81
System.Web.Providers.DefaultMembershipProvider.ValidateUser(String username, String password) +105
System.Web.Security.Membership.ValidateUser(String username, String password) +26 Staff.Web.Account.Login.OnAuthenticate(Object sender, AuthenticateEventArgs e) in c:\Assembla\SVN\servicesdue\Staff.Web\Staff.Web\Account\Login.aspx.cs:28 System.Web.UI.WebControls.Login.OnAuthenticate(AuthenticateEventArgs e) +9449786 System.Web.UI.WebControls.Login.AttemptLogin() +119
System.Web.UI.WebControls.Login.OnBubbleEvent(Object source, EventArgs e) +75 System.Web.UI.Control.RaiseBubbleEvent(Object source, EventArgs args) +37
System.Web.UI.WebControls.Button.OnCommand(CommandEventArgs e) +114
System.Web.UI.WebControls.Button.RaisePostBackEvent(String eventArgument) +159
System.Web.UI.WebControls.Button.System.Web.UI.IPostBackEventHandler.RaisePostBackEvent(String eventArgument) +10
System.Web.UI.Page.RaisePostBackEvent(IPostBackEventHandler sourceControl, String eventArgument) +13
System.Web.UI.Page.RaisePostBackEvent(NameValueCollection postData) +35 System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequestMain(Boolean includeStagesBeforeAsyncPoint, Boolean includeStagesAfterAsyncPoint) +1724

Version Information: Microsoft .NET Framework Version:4.5.30319; ASP.NET Version:4.5.30319.18055
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1 solution

Without your code, we can't do much - and just the error stack trace it's a lot of help.
So look at the error message: "The system cannot find the file specified" and a quick look at the trace says this is coming from SQL. So basically, you have top SQL to look at a file (database, or perhaps to load a query or some XML from a file) and the computer running SQL Server can't find the file.

There are load of different ways you might have done this: you could have used a bad connection string, attaching a file that doesn't exist; You could have tried to get SQL to open a file on your client computer, or on your web server.

Things like this generally work in development, and then fail in production because in dev, the client, server, and SQL Server are all the same machine. So start with your code, and look for where you specify file paths, and see if any of them refer to the "wrong" machine.

But we can't help you do that!
 
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