"Sounds like Postgres isn't running, try Start - > Programs -> Postgres -> Start Service."
This sounds like the answer to my problem (no database found) but I don't know how to do the above.
It sounds like it relates to the following pink text below but it is beyond my software knowledge:
Supported Operating Systems
PostgreSQL may be installed on Windows 2000, XP, 2003 and Vista. At the time of writing it has not yet been tested on 64 bit versions of Windows. PostgreSQL will not run on Windows 95, 98 and ME. Please note that whilst PostgreSQL will run on a server running Terminal Services, it must be installed from the system console.
PostgreSQL’s data directory must be installed on an NTFS filesystem to minimise the possibility of data loss in the event of a power failure or similar problem. FAT filesystems may not be used as they cannot provide either protection against corruption, or any security features. The software itself may be installed on any partition type.
Installation as a Service
In order to start PostgreSQL automatically at boot time, it must be installed as a Windows Service. A wrapper program is used to control the postmaster from the Services control panel applet, or using net start/stop from the command line. In addition, the normal PostgreSQL control program, pg_ctl may be used to start or stop the service, as well as request it to reload it’s configuration files (or, for those familiar with Unix, send it a SIGHUP).
You will be given options to install PostgreSQL as a service later in the installation process. The installer can create a special user account to run the service under, or you may use an existing non-administrative account. This account must have read permissions on all directories leading up to the installation directory from the root of the installed drive. The installer will set the correct permissions on the installation directory and below automatically.
Installation as a Program
If you do not wish to install PostgreSQL as a service, it may be installed as an application for manual startup and shutdown. You will need to use the pg_ctl program to start and stop PostgreSQL as required.
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