I have deleted postmaster.pid and all was ok now..
On Mon, 23 Aug 2004 10:35:00 +0200, mha(at)sollentuna(dot)net ("Magnus
>> Hello all,
>> I am testing PostgreSQL 8.0 beta on a windows xp
>> professional. In the time when I did the install I have been
>> working with pgadmin and so on...
>> But after a few days, when I tried to continue with my tests.
>> I cannot start the postgresql service. I always get this
>> message windown when I try to start the service:
>> "The postgresql service on the local computer started and
>> stopped. some services stop automatically if they have no
>> work to do, for example the performance logs and alerts services"
>> The service starts and stops automatically and I cannot to
>> work with pgsql.
>> PS: I have translated (get from internet) the text message
>> window because I have my system in spanish language.
>This looks a lot like the postmaster.pid issue. Look in your DATA
>directory, and remove that file if it exists.
>If not, then it's a different issue. In this case, edit the
>postgresql.conf file and set log_destination to include eventlog, then
>look at eventlog output. (This is an issue with the installer that will
>be fixed in the next beta release)
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