WIndows 2003 Terminal woes

In the event log of my Terminal Server the following is logged every 2 minutes

An I/O operation initiated by the Registry failed unrecoverably. The Registry could not read in, or write out, or flush, one of the files that contain the system's image of the Registry.

It appears the domain GPOs are not being applied properly as well, when I run RSOP.msc for a standard user it throws up the following error:

"\\%SERVERNAME%\admin$\System32\GroupPolicy\Adm\conf.adm" Error - Access is denied.

The above relates to the local group policy.  It also appears the dekstop and icons do not automatically load for the user, they have to use CTRL,ALT,END to invoke the task manager and run explorer.exe which provides them with the desktop screen

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Justin OwensITIL Problem ManagerCommented:
Have you verified the existence of the file throwing that error and checked its permissions to make sure they are correct?
SteptoeTeamAuthor Commented:
The fle exists and security is fine (authenticated users read and execute)
Justin OwensITIL Problem ManagerCommented:
Can you please provide the Event ID and the source of the event?

Thank you,

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SteptoeTeamAuthor Commented:
Evend ID 333 and source Application Popup
Justin OwensITIL Problem ManagerCommented:
OK... What AV do you have on the server?  Does the server have more than 3GB of memory, and if so, do you use the /3G startup switch?  Have you checked the health of your partition/RAID?  What SP level is your server at?  What backup methodology do you use on this server?
SteptoeTeamAuthor Commented:
The server has 3.5Gb of memory and the startup switch is not used.

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows Server 2003, Standard" /noexecute=optout /fastdetect

I ran chkdsk against the disk and there was no errors found
The service pack is Windows 2003 SP2.  
I dont use a backup method for this box.
SteptoeTeamAuthor Commented:
The AV Solution is Trend Micro Security Agent
Justin OwensITIL Problem ManagerCommented:
Rather than go through here each possible cause for a 333, I am going to redirect you to this well written article.

There are also several hotfixes which may be applied to the server, so it would be helpful to know if you have installed any non-standard hotfixes or updates to this machine, and if so, which ones.

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SteptoeTeamAuthor Commented:
This guide allowed me to troubleshoot the problem.
Justin OwensITIL Problem ManagerCommented:


Thanks for accepting my comment as the answer.  I am curious as to what the actual issue was in your case.  It would be great for this Question if we had the "real" answer so that future readers of it would be better educated.  I am also curious for my own edification.


SteptoeTeamAuthor Commented:

There was no definite fix from the list you provided, I awarded points based on the guide you kindly provided.

I have attached a link from HP, I used this as well - using the hotfixes Microsoft provided.  In the end I did reload the box as one error lead to another...

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