I've seen this error often enough that I think it deserves a brief entry. Essentially the symptoms are:
- When you open up the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager it takes a long time to load and when it finally does the console is blank. Running iisreset (Start->Run->iisreset) will temporarily fix the problem.
- In the event viewer under Application you see error codes for 6398, 7076, and 6482. Specifically they look like:
Supposedly this behavior takes place when the Windows SharePoint Services Timer (OWSTimer.exe) has two threads that try to access IIS at the same time. There's currently a hot fix and description for this problem that patches IIS that. Ideally there'll be an IIS update that comes out in the future that isn't a hot fix. If you can bear it I would consider waiting.