At 06:59 PM 3/11/2002, Peter Kaulback wrote: >Thanks Anthony for the info. I uninstalled and reinstalled IIS with no >affect, w3csvc is still the only service in "starting" position. Check the permissions on the default web site target directory (heck all of the home directories for all the virtual sites, if you had more than one). You might want to force them to "Everyone - Full Control" just to see if IIS will boot. See if you can change the default behaviour of the "World Wide Web Publishing" Service via Services and set that to "manual". Then open IIS Admin and "Turn off/Stop" all the virtual web sites (even Admin). Then see if WWW starts via services with no virtual web sites running. Check your start up programs (start up folders and via the register) and remove all un-necessary applications (e.g. Viri Checkers). Lastly try renaming/moving the Metabase files that IIS uses. C:\WINNT\system32\inetsrv\MetaBase.bin --- Anthony Baratta President Keyboard Jockeys "Conformity is the refuge of the unimaginative."