the problem starts with a win32 error, and after the problem starts i can ping the server but cannot connect to the database or view the shared files on the server. it states that the computer does not exists on the network. this problem came to existance about a week ago. i have two server and am using a domain and the problem is there in both server. i have scanned for virus using different antiviruses and also have scanned for root kits, it's all clean..but the problem is still there. what may be causing the problem? is it the ICS services? or something else, i think it's an internal windows error but am not sure what is driving it. FYI i'm using windows 2003 server and windows 2000 server, both 32-bit. Help anyone!