Issue: SQL Server 2005 Failed to Start – master.mdf is compressed

Tweet After a long while, I tried to start SQL Server in my home laptop.  It throws the following error message in the event log: The file “C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.2\MSSQL\DATA\master.mdf” is compressed but does not reside in a read-only database or filegroup. The file must be decompressed. When I opened the files in my [...]