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I recently had a powercut and my machine ran scandisk on restart.

After rebooting into Windows XP MSMQ service could not start.

I have uninstalled then reinstalled the MSMQ Component through Add/Remove Windows Components in Add/Remove programs. It appears to install fine but I get the following errors in Event Viewer.

The ordering queue cannot be initialized. Please verify that the order_queue$ queue exists in the Private Queues container under Message Queuing in Computer Management. If this queue is absent, you must uninstall and reinstall Message Queuing.

The administration queue cannot be initialized. Please verify that the admin_queue$ queue exists in the Private Queues container under Message Queuing in Computer Management. If this queue is absent, you must uninstall and reinstall Message Queuing.

Message Queueing no longer appears in Computer Management under Services and Applications so I can't manually create these queues as the error states.

Any ideas how to resolve this issue?

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I take it you fixed this by now. The private queues you mention are generated from text files in the msmq\storage\LQS directory. These must have become corrupted so that the queues couldn't be generated at start up, preventing the service from starting.
Easiest fix is to copy the corresponding files from a working machine.
Strange that uninstall/reinstall didn't work.

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Had to take drastic measures and ended up reformatting and reinstalling Windows to get it back in to a working state.

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Yes, that is drastic but understandable as you needed to get back to work and nobody gave you a better suggestion. –  John Breakwell Jan 28 '11 at 23:58
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