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IIS 6 inetinfo.exe and w3wp.exe crashing

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Last Modified: 2012-08-14
Windows 2003 SP 2 and IIS 6

Over the last two days we've been getting event id 2273 source w3svc-wp "worker process could not access metabase due to disconnection error.
The app pools have to be restarted.
In IIS Manager if I click on a site I get the msg "the connection to the server was lost. do you want to attempt to reconnect?" click on yes, i get reconnected.
Also getting event id 7031 "the iis admin service terminated unexpectedly.  it has done this x times."
event id 7034 "the smtp service terminated unexpectedly. it has done this x time."
The o/s is patched and has been patched to stay current.
I've got the Microsoft KB articles827214, 885881.
Patch MS04-035 tried to reapply, got the msg "Setup has detected that the SP version of this system is newer than the update you are applying.  there is no need to apply this update."
Running McAfee 8.5, current sig and engine, virus scan of windows dir don't detect anything.
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