First of all check the event viewer and check if there are any related events and check in the Microsoft Knowledge base or technet or else post them here. -----Original Message----- From: Mat Yen Menggelitis [mailto:matyen76@xxxxxxxxx] Sent: Friday, August 30, 2002 5:04 AM To: [ExchangeList] Subject: [exchangelist] MTA service failed to start http://www.MSExchange.org/ Hi all, This is my MS Exchange server background: Ms Exchange 5.5 Enterprise server SP3 Windows NT4.0 Advance Cluster Server SP6a MTAData folder size now: 7GB Problem: Our HQ server having a long queue at MTA sending to our branches and cause the MTA service hang and stop responding when tried to restart the service. I have run MTACheck /V tools but it seems like no corrupted to the database. When I tried to restart all Exchange service, MTA and IMS failed to start. Is it possible to me to remove all the DB**.dat files in MTAdata folder and restart the servive to recreate the queue? Anybody have a method with least steps to be done because I need to up the service immediately. Thanks. ===== ~Mat Yen Menggelitis~ Tel (o): +603-5635 8828 ext. 7105 Tel (h/p): 013-3507507 __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! Finance - Get real-time stock quotes http://finance.yahoo.com ------------------------------------------------------ You are currently subscribed to this MSExchange.org Discussion List as: robert@xxxxxxx To unsubscribe send a blank email to $subst('Email.Unsub') This mail was content checked for malicious code and viruses by GFI MailSecurity. GFI MailSecurity provides email content checking, exploit detection and anti-virus for Exchange & SMTP servers. Spam, viruses, dangerous attachments and offensive content are removed automatically. Key features include: Multiple virus engines; Email content & attachment checking; Exploit shield - email intrusion detection & defence; Email threats engine - analyses & defuses HTML scripts, .exe files & more. In addition to GFI MailSecurity, GFI also produces the GFI FAXmaker fax server & GFI LANguard network security product ranges. For more information on our products, please visit http://www.gfi.com. This disclaimer was sent by GFI MailEssentials for Exchange/SMTP.