In my continuing quest to get a working on my laptop, I came across a problem that I hope someone can help me with.

My laptop has WinXP Pro as the OS. I installed the following items from MS:

1) .NET framework Redist 1.1
3) MS Data Access Components 2.7.

I then installed MS SQL Desktop engine, and the request of one of the tutorials. Everything seemed to work ok, until I shut down my computer. Then when I brought the system back up, SQL server didnt come back up. There is a little icon in the tray, but when I click on it, it asks for the server name and handle (which I have no idea on either because Im unaware how .net installs).

Has anyone else had this problem?