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i'm not sure if this is the correct forum to post this in or not, if it isn't someone please point me in the right direction. I just downloaded and installed hem as well as postgresql. When i try to connect on hem i get the message, "a connection to postgresql could not be made." after reading this i checked the faq's looking for troubleshooting questions. I found the answer to this problem which was go to services in administrative tools and make sure postgresql is started. So, when i try to start it i get the message, "the postgresql database server 8.3 service on local computer started and then stoppped. Some services stop automatically if they have no work to do, for example, the performance logs and alerts service." if someone could give me some advice that would be great. Thanks so much.