I have a new Dell laptop running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. I have SQL Server 2008 Express installed on it. In the Configuration Manager, I have specified StartupMode = Automatic for the SQL Server service. However, most of the time it doesn't start automatically. I have to execute the Configuration Manager and start it manually.
I thought it was a problem with SQL Server and so was seeking help from a SQL forum. All they could suggest is uninstalling and reinstalling SQL Server.
Lately I've realized that LogMeIn Hamachi also doesn't always start automatically as it should. That made me think that it might be a Windows problem and not necessarily a SQL problem.
In the Services tab of msconfig, both LogMeIn Hamachi and SQL Server are listed and checked; they both happen to be running right now.
Does anyone have any suggestions about what I could check or do to make these services start automatically? Thanks!