Server Services Hang on Startup

I have a Server 2003 Standard DC that has trouble on startup.  Every time I restart the server it takes close to 10 minutes to reboot.  I get the application popup saying that some services failed to start and to check the event logs.  When I check the event logs, I have the following errors along with the times they happened:
6:37:14  ID 46:  Time service encountered and error and was forced to shut down
6:38:18  ID 7000:  Network Load Balancing service failed to start
6:38:18  ID 7022:  Server service hung on starting
6:38:18  ID 7001:  Net Logon service depends on the Server service which failed to start
6:38:18  ID 7001:  Print Spooler service depends on the Server service which failed to start
6:38:18  ID 7000:  vmdesched Descheduled Time Accounting Service [Driver] service failed to start due to the following error: The system cannot find the file specified
6:38:18  ID 7001:  Computer Browser service depends on the Server service which failed to start
6:38:18  ID 7001:  Distributed File System service depends on the Server service which failed to start
6:38:18  ID 7023:  Windows Time service terminated with the following error:  An attempt was made to logon, but the network logon service was not started
6:38:38  ID 7022:  The ESET Service hung on starting
6:38:40  ID 7022:  Automatic Updates service hung on starting
6:41:57  ID 7036:  The Server service entered the running state
6:42:00  ID 7036:  The ESET Service entered the running state
6:42:01  id 7036:  Automatic Updates service entered the running state


The trouble I am having is that the other services, primarily the Net Logon service, I have to manually restart.  Does anyone have any clue what my trouble could be?

If it matters, this is a virtual maching running on an ESXi 4.0 host.  I have another Server 03 VM on this host and I have no trouble with it.
Paul CahoonAsked:
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TripyreCommented:
Confirm the time on the server.  You will want to disable the Windows Time service and allow the VMtools to manage the time.  Confirm that the time on the ESX host is correct also.
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kaskhedikar_tusharCommented:
Hello,

One thing do check your windows server service pack & upgrade service pack 1 to service pack 2.

Event id 7023,46 : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/892501

Event id 7000 : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/833375

Event id 7001& 7022 : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/319127

Event id 7036 : http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/winserverprint/thread/b9f698bc-f1ac-47a5-aa31-e3e9a04ceb3d

Please maintain your server properly.This is dangerous.Please take the backup of all data.Check your server hardware, antivirus & network.    

Regards,
Tushar Kaskhedikar
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acl-puzzCommented:
First question why reboot an DC many time?what is the reason?

anyways i think you shold disable ESET security program once  then try rebooting  hopefully it will work seems like it is blocking services
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Paul CahoonAuthor Commented:
Ok, I looked at all the Kbs listed above.  The one that seemed to be most applicable was the third one above which discussed the Server Service hanging on startup.  I had already looked at that one and made the registry changes as directed but to no avail.

I am currently running SP2.  All of my data is backed up as well as full system backups but I need to fix this problem.

I have completely removed the ESET software and it made no difference at all.
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Paul CahoonAuthor Commented:
I'm just closing the question out.
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