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Invalid user name or password when attempting to create a database on SQL Express


When creating a new database an error pops up that indicates that the Windows login name or password is invalid



Windows XP

Windows Vista

Windows 7

Windows Server 2003

Windows Server 2008


There is already a Continuum database created

Permissions for the Windows user are not allowing the database creation


1. Check to see if there are Continuumdev and ContinuumLog files in the folder. (Look for the folder path in database initialization)

Use My Computer to navigate to that folder and see if the files already exist. If they do, copy them if needed and then delete them.

Try the database creation again after that.

2. The Windows user may not have the appropriate permissions as an admin

Create a new local admin user and then login using the new login

Try the database creation 

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