On our Development server I am documenting the exact steps on how to restore the master db. This is Win2008/SQL 2008 SP1 64 bit
I shutdown all SQL Server services for INST4.
cmd prompt and navigate to the INST4 binn directory
enter sqlservr.exe -m -s INST4 and get this message:
initerrlog: Could not open error log file ''. Operating system error = 3(The system cannot find the path specified.).
I am logged onto the server with the ID that runs the SQL Server service and if I use the SERVICES it starts just fine which is what is odd. It CAN find the system path started via the SERVICES but not at command prompt. Any help would be appreciated.