Windows Server 2003 svchost.exe error
Posted on 2007-03-30
I am running into a login/service issue with my Windows Server 2003/Exchange box. This morning I tried to log in at startup using my normal process (ctrl - alt - delete) and never got a username and password page. I was able to get in to safe mode, but had little success there. After uninstalling Novell Client for Windows, I was able to get to the windows login and access the machine successfully. At that time I ran a Symantec scan, used Hijack this, and one other spyware tool. No luck finding anything wrong. Exchange services started up and ran fine, so email was working, but nobody could access their data in the D: drive from our network and as administrator I couldn't make any changes, open exe files. Initial error I got this morning was a winlogon error, but that has since been replaced by a svchost.exe error. Then a Windows reporting box pops up with "Generic Host Process for Win32 Services" report to send to microsoft.
The server is back up and running now - we have email, but no access to any shared drives.
Event viewer errors don't seem to show any consistent pattern.
I can troubleshoot, but need some direction - the data on this server is important to my folks, so accessing it is a must!