I saw a similar problem with PG 8.1 on Win XP Pro. On our system, the
postmaster user was set as an Administrator. Change the postmaster user
to the Users group and try restarting the service. A reboot may be
necessary as well. Good luck.
[mailto:pgsql-ports-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org] On Behalf Of Magnus Hagander
Sent: Sunday, October 02, 2005 1:30 PM
To: CSN; pgsql-ports(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [PORTS] Windows: PG Service Won't Start
> My computer crashed, and when I try to start the PostgreSQL service I
> get this message:
> "The PostgreSQL Database Server 8.0 service on Local Computer started
> and then stopped. Some services stop automatically if they have no
> work to do, for example, the Performance Logs and Alerts service."
> I looked in PG's logs and there's nothing - the last log is from Sep.
> 30 (and it doesn't contain anything of note). Any idea what the
> problem is and how to get PG running again?
> PG 8.x
> Windows XP Pro
Check your eventlog for any messages.
If this also shows nothing, try starting the postmaster manually using
runas on pg_ctl.
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