I have a deadline today, and as of last night, this computer froze midway when rebooting after a Windows Update. Now my SQL Server doesn’t start any more. This error is in the event log:
Cannot recover the master database. SQL Server is unable to run. Restore master from a full backup, repair it, or rebuild it. For more information about how to rebuild the master database, see SQL Server Books Online.
I tried doing a system restore, which made no difference; then tried rebuilding the master database, which also didn’t work. This is fucking brilliant… teaches me to run SQL Server 2008 R2 on Windows 8.1. So now I am downloading SQL Server 2012. Meanwhile I can’t make any progress on my work.
I hate you, Windows Update!