I ended up with some corrupted dc files. Replaced them and restarted my win 2003 gw8 box. the poa service went into starting but never starts. If eventually fails but show as starting in the services viewer. I can not stop the service or restart it. The only way I can get things going is to restart the server.

Any time I have run into a problem where either the mta or poa fails to start, it gets in this "starting" mode. Is there a way to stop this "starting service"