I have just tried moving the log location for the SQL server 2008 R2 logs as I have a fairly small System disk due to the massive size of the Winsxs folder, and now I am getting the following error in the logs:
initerrlog: Could not open error log file 'D:\SQL ERROR LOGS'. Operating system error = 5(Access is denied.).
I have ensured that the account the SQL Service is running under has full control in the ACL of the new destination.
I've now changed it back to the original location and the service still won't start, reporting the same error.
I've tried deleting the logs to see if that helps but to no avail.
Anyone seen this before?