IIS will not start


I am running Windows 2000 Server, SP4, and for some reason (no recent installations, patches, updates) IIS fails to start. I get the following error in a Microsoft Management Console window:

Could not start the IIS Admin Service service on Local Computer.
Error 127: The specified procedure could not be found.

I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling IIS, both from I386 and then from the install disk.

Has anybody encountered this before?
johnlschmidt2Asked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

jkrCommented:
Which procedure is the entry referring to?
0
johnlschmidt2Author Commented:
The window does not reference a procedure. Thanks!
0
DireOrbAntCommented:
Any ISAPI filters running?
Right click Web site, ISAPI FIlters and check what's there on the root, then the site(s).
Remove (uninstall) the ones you don't need try back, then if still no go, disable the others one by one until it works.
0
Keep up with what's happening at Experts Exchange!

Sign up to receive Decoded, a new monthly digest with product updates, feature release info, continuing education opportunities, and more.

johnlschmidt2Author Commented:
Thanks for your answer, but I'm not sure what you mean by right clicking Web Site. Where is this icon located?
0
DireOrbAntCommented:
Start IIS (MMC), then under, Web Sites, right-click that node, Properties, ISAPI Filters tab. Then expand that node and do the same on every web site you got.
0
johnlschmidt2Author Commented:
IIS  doesn't start up. That's the problem I submitted. Thanks, though.
0
DireOrbAntCommented:
So when you pop the MMC for IIS you get that error right away? And you don't see the subfolder Web sites?
0
johnlschmidt2Author Commented:
That's correct. I'm almost at the point of reinstalling the OS.
0
DireOrbAntCommented:
If that box is not in production yet for anything else, I would start fresh for sure...
0
johnlschmidt2Author Commented:
I just thought I'd let everyone know that it turned out to be a corrupted dll file.
Thanks for all of your suggestions, though!
0
Computer101Commented:
PAQed with points refunded (500)

Computer101
EE Admin
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows 2000

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.