>I get an error 2140 when trying to manually start the MTA service. When the
>server boots up, the event viewer gives me the error: "A fatal database
>error occurred, the database recovery operation was not successful and
>manual correction will be required." The mtacheck.log says " error in
>Queue-Desc-Object (ID 1) initialization. Database contains serious errors
>and cannot be automatically repaired."
>I have no idea why this occurred, all I know is I need my server running!
The file named DB000001.DAT is damaged. Copy it from the Exchange
installation CD's "bootenv" directory to the MTADATA directory on your
disk. Then remove the "Read-Only" attribute from the file. Now run
MTACHECK /B /F C:\MTA.LOG.
Try these MS KB articles for more info:
XCON: How and Why to Run Mtacheck [Q163326]
XCON: Message Transfer Agent Frequently Asked Questions [Q240759]
MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
MS Exchange FAQ at http://www.swinc.com/resource/exch_faq.htm