Originally Posted by WhiteRider
Try rebooting first, that will often fix PostgreSQL issues.
If that doesn't help:
Is the PostgreSQL service running? Do you see any postgres.exe processes in Task Manager > Processes?
This often indicates a firewall blocking PostgreSQL, or PostgreSQL not running for some reason.
Please check our Firewall Guide and if that doesn't help click Start, type in services.msc and hit enter. Locate and attempt to start the PostgreSQL service. If it starts, try again in PT3. If it doesn't start, click Start -> Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Event Viewer and look in the Application folder there for PostgreSQL errors - if you find any, double click them and paste the error text into a Support ticket.
I'm it would helpful to also let you know that I have a MacBook and I run on the Snowleapard OS.
So ... I tried rebooting. Nothing. Then, I was able to check my firewalls and I have none enabled. I was also able to find the PostgreSQL database ... I tried to hit the "start server" file. When I do that, it says:
"pg_ctl: another server might be running; trying to start server anyway 2010-10-28 20:32:58 GMFATAL: lock file "postmaster.pid" already exists
20-10-28 20:32:58 GMTHINT: Is another postmaster (PID 450) running in data directory "/Library/PostgreSQL/8.4/data"?
pg_ctl: could not start server
Examine the log output."
Also, I am currently running version 3.07.5 beta. I just tried installing the 3.07.6 version hoping this would clear up any issues, but the installation keeps failing, saying,
"The Installer encountered an error that caused the installation to fail. Contact the software manufacturer for assistance."
I'm also kind of a ****** when it comes to computers; it was a minor miracle that I got PT3 installed in the first place. Anyway, if you can give me further assistance from this point, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.
Last edited by WhirlingDervish; 10-28-2010 at 04:58 PM.