So I’ve ran into this error on my Jira 4.4 installation a few times. At first I didn’t know what it was, but now I know and here is the solution
HTTP Status 404 –
type Status report
description The requested resource () is not available.
The problem is that I am co-hosting my SQL Server 2008 database with my Apache server – which holds JIRA. Therefore Apache starts quicker than SQL Server, so when Jira tries to connect to the database it is not available, times out and Jira does not start.
Simply wait a few minutes for the db to start and then execute startup.bat inside the bin folder in JIRA, usually located in “C:\Program Files\Atlassian\JIRA 4.4\bin\startup.bat”