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could not open output file

Hi All,
Sql server 7 I have webassistant job which selects data from one particular table and displays it on the web page and are running every one minute. they run sometimes and sometimes they fail.
the error message in job history is error no 16821
SQL Web Assistant: Could not open the output file. TIA

Could be the file is still opened previously and not closed yet, may take help of profiler. BTW what is the level of service pack on SQL & OS? Satya SKJ
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I have the same problem too, but my job every 2 days. Please kindly tell me what is the possible problem and solution.
David Choo

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if out file is open then sysyem is given that error