Fixing an Incorrect Option Setting

Setting a value too high for a parameter might cause SQL Server to crash during startup. For example, if you set the value of the memory option to a value that is higher than the physical memory on the machine, SQL Server will not start. In this case, you start SQL Server with the -f option. This causes SQL Server to start with the default parameter values (the same values used by the setup program when you installed SQL Server). After SQL Server is running, change the incorrect value to the correct one and restart SQL Server without the -f option.

    Part III: SQL Server Administration
    Part IV: Transact-SQL
    Part V: SQL Server Internals and Performance Tuning
    Part VI: Additional SQL Server Features