SQL Server 2016 - Server crash


I did a fresh installation of a SQL Server Standard 2016 on Microsoft Windows Server 2016.

During the installation and manually starting the database engine service i get the following error:

Windows could not start the SQL Server (MSSQLSERVER) service on Local Computer

Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.

I tried changing the credentials under which the service runs to Local Service, User Account and the Administrator account

manually starting the SQL Server binary (sqlservr.exe) via command line i get the following error:

The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000142). Click OK to close the application.

The event log has the following event:

Faulting application name: sqlservr.exe, version: 2015.130.1601.5, time stamp: 0x5724ae45
Faulting module name: sqllang.dll, version: 2015.130.1601.5, time stamp: 0x5724aebe
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x00000000016bdc00
Faulting process id: 0x13ec
Faulting application start time: 0x01d23f479dbf612a
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL13.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\Binn\sqlservr.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL13.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\Binn\sqllang.dll
Report Id: 05e65b0f-778c-4bb2-8be6-6fcb17b91bf2
Faulting package full name: 
Faulting package-relative application ID: 

I tried to do a clean install of the SQL Server, but it results in the same issue.

asked on Server Fault Nov 15, 2016 by eKKiM

1 Answer


The ISO we retrieved was corrupt.

After redownloading the ISO and comparing the SHA1 checksums from both ISOs i noticed a difference between them.

Altough the installation went fine.. It seems the installer does not verify itself and the installed files.

Redownloaded the ISOand everything works fine now!

answered on Server Fault Dec 1, 2016 by eKKiM

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