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Let me say right up front that sometimes you don’t try to determine why things happen with your computer, you simply respond to the issue and fix it.  Is it possibly a Windows update creating this issue? Your antivirus software? Or is your computer just messing with you?

Don’t waste any time trying to figure it out, simply use these steps to solve the issue.  Please try this method to resolve this issue and let me know if you need help:

1. Press the Windows Logo Key + R (note: the logo key is on your keyboard)
2. In the Run dialog, type services.msc, then press Enter or click OK
3. Right-click SQL Server (ACT7)
4. Choose Start and then once it starts, try to open your Act! database

Act Knowledgebase Answer ID: 27046

Source: http://kb.act.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/34183/~/error%3A-act%21-has-determined-that-microsoft-sql-server-is-not-running.-act%21-will