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exchange queue folder is corrupt

I've got an exchange 2003 server running but since last night i don't receive any e-mail.
I found out that the queue folder is corrupt. Eventviewer:
Virtual Server 1: The specified mail queue directory is not valid. Cannot start the SMTP Service.

I tried stopping the smtp service and renaming the folder. I still get the message: the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable.

Any ideas?
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Hedley PhillipsOwnerCommented:
Are you running AV software?

If so, check it and make sure that you exclude the \exchsrvr directories, and \system32\inetsrv from the scan.

Also exclude the M: drive.
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amaheshwariCommented:
Also while SMTP is stopped rename Queue folder and create a new Queue folder then start SMTP service again.

But yes you need to check the AV exclusion as already told by Mr-Madcowz.
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