IIS Unexpected Error 0x8ffe2740 When Trying to Start a Website

Something else is listening on the port that IIS is trying to bind to. Port 80 by default. Historically Skype was a common culprit. Stop Skype then you should be able to start IIS and restart Skype. Of course then Skype will not be able to listen on port 80. You can always change IIS to listen on a different port if you are using it for development. You will just have to specify the port number in the URL ( eg: http://localhost:8080/ if you change it to port 8080 )

Microsoft KB article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816944

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