We installed some windows updates. Tried to move the node to update the other server then we get a failure. What i am assuming that is happenning here is that xpsqlbot.dll is looking for a file that doesn't exist or is corrupted. Please look at the sql log and event viewer for the error messages. Thanks in advance. Last 2 entries from the sql error log Using 'xpsqlbot.dll' version '2000.80.2039' to execute extended stored procedure 'xp_qv'. SQL Server is terminating due to 'stop' request from Service Control Manager. system log on failure Event Type:Error Event Source:Service Control Manager Event Category:None Event ID:7000 Date:4/21/2006 Time:9:59:34 PM User:N/A Computer:SW73DPTAPP02 Description: The MSSQLSERVER service failed to start due to the following error: The system cannot find the file specified. For more information, see Help and Support Center athttp://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.