I am not sure whether this is the right thread for my question,

I installed visual studio 2003 and I am doing a project. But I am not being able to start the SQL server service manager. Right now it just say not connected. When I click on the 'server' dropdown menu and 'services' dropdown menu and both are empty. Also I tried to click the button 'Refresh services' and nothing happens. How can I start this? What should I do?

I am new to this and have no idea what to do.