Blank blue screen when RDPing into Window Server 2003

Vmware VM of Windows Server 2003
When trying to open console in vmware.. I see Windows Server 2003 logo when booting up then screen goes black and stays black.

When trying to RDP into the machine, enter credentials, screen stays blue.
-Explorer.exe is not running.. when trying to run from task manager.. nothing happens
-Ive tried clean boot
-Ive tried entering a registry entry for ignoreregusererrors
-ive tried running sfc/scannow
-periodically was getting rpc server not available errors

Desktop will not come up
This is a production accounting server and an emergency

please help



Can you try the following:Check all windows services via services.msc and sort on the column startup type. All services that are on Automatic should be running, can you please report back which are not.
Check the Windows System Eventlog for errors/warnings.
Try to boot into safe mode, when server boots press F8, to see if the problem is also with safe mode.
Did you also check the task manager to see if there are processes which are using a lot of CPU ?



Can you try the following:Check all windows services via services.msc and sort on the column startup type. All services that are on Automatic should be running, can you please report back which are not.
Check the Windows System Eventlog for errors/warnings.
Try to boot into safe mode, when server boots press F8, to see if the problem is also with safe mode.
Did you also check the task manager to see if there are processes which are using a lot of CPU ?



The same issue occurs in safe mode
I do not know how to open services from the task manager.. Since that is the only program I can access from blank screen
I've tried connecting to services remotely from my machine but it errors out



Can you try File |New Task (Run...), type: services.msc and press OK
If the window does not open.
On the Application tab of the Task Manager "Services" should be visible.
When right clicking on "Services" select "Switch To"



You might also try to run File |New Task (Run...), type: mmc.exe and press OK
If the Management Console loads, from the File menu you can select Add/Remove Snap-in... and then Add...
to add e.g. Services, Event Viewer and Device Manager.



Ugh
When I try to run services.msc it errors out with access denied
When I try to run mmc.exe it errors out with class not registered
And I made sure to open mtsc /v:server name /console

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