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If you are getting an SQL server error "Cannot connect to .../SQLEXPRESS"

 

 

Type in the search box services.msc and open the Services window.

 

 

Scroll to SQL Server and double click to open it

 

 

Click Start to start the service.

 

 

This will start the SQL Server service and you can connect to the server. You can watch the below video for the same process.