How do you fix SQL Server 2008?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

SQL Server 2008 is a relational database management system developed by Microsoft. It is a platform for enterprise data management and business intelligence. This error code happens because the SQL Server 2008 service is not running.

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1. Run the Database Repair Utility

  1. Launch the Database Repair Utility from the command prompt.
  2. Specify the SQL Server 2008 R2 instance to repair.
  3. Specify the database and table to repair.
  4. Click the Repair button.
  5. Review the results and take any necessary action.


  1. Open a command prompt and type "dBCC CHECKDB"
  2. If the command is successful, you will receive a message indicating that the check was completed successfully.
  3. If the command is unsuccessful, you will receive a message indicating the error that occurred.

3. Restore from a backup

The following steps must be taken in order to restore a sqlserver 2008 database from a backup:

  1. Locate the backup file.
  2. Determine the restore point.
  3. Restore the database to the restore point.
  4. Verify the restore.

4. Detach and reattach the database

  1. Detach the database from the server
  2. Backup the database if it is not already
  3. Restore the database from the backup
  4. Reconnect the database to the server
  5. Detach the database from the server
  6. Reattach the database to the server

Still not working? maybe try one of these options:

  1. Run the Database Console Commands (DBCC)