What are your Windows Firewall/Other Firewall/Antivirus settings?
It would be worthwhile to check them, because they may be causing trouble.
Additionally, this may help.
> Thanks for the reply Thomas. Yes, per my prior post I'm using Windows
> XP Pro. I have verified the installer gave the postgres user full
> control on all the subdirectories, and also manually added it for the
> two parents, (8.4, and postgresql).
> I've changed the debug level to 'debug5' to try to see what's going
> on - as per the prior post I'm getting alternating log entries...
> incomplete startup packet
> could not receive data from client: An operation was attempted on
> something that is not a socket.
> ...repeatedly until the service times out. When that happens, there
> are several instances of postgreql.exe running, but the service is not
> recognized as running. Attempting to stop the service results in the
> message 'Service is not started', and I have to manually kill the
> processes and delete the leftover postmaster.pid file to start again.
> I'm really stuck on this one.
> Terry S. in AZ
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