This article will guide you on different methods of fixing error #1053 SQL server which occurs when attempting to pause or stop the SQL Server service in the #Windows Services Console.
The most common cause of this error is when one of the files needed by sql server was not on a shared resource, and Sql Server, once failed to the other node, couldn't access it.
The #SQL #Server Agent error log may include a path or a file name that is not correct.
In this case, verify that the path and file name for SQLAgent.out is valid:
1. In SQL Server Enterprise Manager, expand the Management folder.
2. Right-click SQL Server Agent, and then click Properties.
3. Under Error Log, make sure that the path that is specified next to File Name is valid.
4. Make sure that the file name is SQLAGENT.out.