Component name: SQL Server Database Engine Services Instance Features Component error code: 0x851A0018 Database Engine Services fail

If you get error in summary.txt as below:

Issue :

From summary.txt
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Feature: Database Engine Services
Status: Failed: see logs for details
Reason for failure: An error occurred during the setup process of the feature.
Next Step: Use the following information to resolve the error, uninstall this feature, and then run the setup process again.
Component name: SQL Server Database Engine Services Instance Features
Component error code: 0x851A0018
Error description: Could not find the Database Engine startup handle.

Feature: Full-Text and Semantic Extractions for Search
Status: Failed: see logs for details
Reason for failure: An error occurred for a dependency of the feature causing the setup process for the feature to fail.
Next Step: Use the following information to resolve the error, uninstall this feature, and then run the setup process again.
Component name: SQL Server Database Engine Services Instance Features
Component error code: 0x851A0018
Error description: Could not find the Database Engine startup handle.

Feature: SQL Server Replication
Status: Failed: see logs for details
Reason for failure: An error occurred for a dependency of the feature causing the setup process for the feature to fail.
Next Step: Use the following information to resolve the error, uninstall this feature, and then run the setup process again.
Component name: SQL Server Database Engine Services Instance Features
Component error code: 0x851A0018
Error description: Could not find the Database Engine startup handle.


Resolution:

Ø For error:- "Could not find the Database Engine startup handle", 0x851A0018, we have the following documentation:- http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2449398(which is for SQL 2008 R2, however, stands true for SQL 2012 instances as well.)

From the above document, we understand that this problem may occur for one of the following reasons:
• The installation media is damaged.
• The installation source is corrupted.

Ø Plan:-

- We need to download the media again.
- Copy SQL Server media (.ISO) to a local disk drive copy, uncompress it with WinRAR (do not use WinZIP), and run setup from there. (You can verify is the media is valid using link provided below.)
- Make sure the setup account and the service accounts have the required privileges.

Ø Please go through the following links:-

- http://thesqldude.com/tag/could-not-find-the-database-engine-startup-handle/: "SQL Server Setup: How to validate downloaded image/media before installation"
- http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2449398: "Error message when you try to install SQL Server 2008 R2"



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