When attempting to start SQLserveragent service, then servie starts and then stops issuing an informaitonal message "SQLServeragent servie on Local Computer started and then stopped. Some services stop automatically if they have no work to do..."
This prevents the service from running and from starting dependent tasks. The messge is not logged into the event viewer or into the associated error log. The service starts under a local system account and is set how it was previously without issue when running under Win 2000. This laptop is running Win XP SP2 with SQL Server 2000 SP3, standard edition.
Can anyone shed any light on why the service will not start?