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PostgreSQL (Windows XP) will not start

PostgreSQL (Windows XP) will not start

PostgreSQL (Windows XP) will not start

I haven't made an changes that I can think of (except for installing my wireless printer), but as of yesterday my Postgre 8.2 will not start.  I've checked that
     listen_addresses = 'local host'
     port = 5432
     max_connections = 100

I tried configuring and then just shutting down my firewall (Zonealarm).  I still can't get the server to start and it worked perfectly fine yesterday.

I get this message from pgAdmin win I tried to connect through that program:

"could not connect to server: Connection refused (0x0000274D/10061) Is the server running on host "" and accepting TCP/IP connections on port 5432?"

I've tried everything I can think of, restarting, checking the configuration, disabling the  firewall, etc.  I've found similar posting, but no solution.  Does anyone have any suggestions.


RE: PostgreSQL (Windows XP) will not start

listen_addresses = 'local host'

Is that standard on windows? local host with a blank inside?

Do you see postgresql running in the taskmanager?  

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RE: PostgreSQL (Windows XP) will not start

My apologies. I accidentally added a space to "local host" in my thread, but not in the postgre settings. No postgre is not running in the taskmanager. I've tried starting the service, but to no avail.

RE: PostgreSQL (Windows XP) will not start

What errormessage do you get when you start the service?
Did you visit your logfile?
Did you try to start it from a command shell, to see errormessages immedeately ("no space left on device" for instance, which will never get into a logfile)?

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RE: PostgreSQL (Windows XP) will not start

Problem solved.  I uninstalled and reinstalled.  I didn't do this most obvious solution earlier because I was afraid of losing all my data.  Uninstalling doesn't delete the data, so when I reinstalled, everything works like it used to.

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