Help! MTA & Internet Mail Service won't start! Error 2140
Posted on 2004-08-04
NT Server 4.0 SP6A. Exchange 5.5 SP4. - All of a sudden this morning my MTA service won't start, nor will the IMS - because of the MTA. in the event log I see a Service Control Manager error:
The Microsoft Exchange Internet Mail Service service depends on the Microsoft Exchange Message Transfer Agent service which failed to start because of the following error:
The operation completed successfully.
If I try to manually start the MTA I see:
Could not start the Microsoft Exchange Message Transfer Agent service on \\Server Name
Error 2140: An internal Windows NT error occurred.
Never seen these before. Researched the errors already to some extent. Checked password on services. OK. Checked disk space. OK. All other Exchange & Exchange related services are running fine. Don't understand why suddenly the MTA won't run.