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The Server could not bind instance 7

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OS - Windows NT 4.0
IIS - V: 4.0

I have a website that keeps crashing - I looked in the event viewer under System and I get the following W3SVC errors:

The Service could not bind instance 4. The data is the error code.

The Service could not bind instance 7. The data is the error code.

I restart but after 10 minutes the site crashes again.

HELP!!


Thanks,
Aviva

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by:dredge
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uninstall WinNT Option pack (IIS and everyting else), and reinstall it.

then make sure you have the latest security patches on your site.
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by:ericpete
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Check your service packs as well... I'd avoid SP6 (6A is okay) and if you can get away with SP5, do it...
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SP6a was released because of the known bugs in IIS - i would seriously suggest evaluating it, and installing it if there are no issues with the "fixes" it applies to other areas of your system.
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The errors you are receiving are (I believe) indicative of web sites on your server which have been removed (and, perhaps, not quite completely).  If you have defined multiple sites on the same server, each one creates its own instance of the W3SVC.  Whenever you reboot, the server will try to connect to and initiate these instances.  If the server/site has been removed, this process will be unsuccessful, and the error will be generated.

I think, in order to clean these errors up, you will need to be sure that the sites are completely removed (all files and references), but I don't really remember how you need to do it.  (Sorry!)

On another note, however, I don't see why these failures would cause your server to crash.  They are annoying, but seem to be "benign".  I think you have other problems.

Tom
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by:avivak1
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Tom, you're actually right. Those bind errors are minor and didn't cause the trouble.

Basically it was the 'code red' worm that brought down around 225,000 servers on Thursday.

I would like to remove those errors though. I did remove the multiple sites that don't exist anymore, but those errors still show up. To remove all files and references I'm not sure how..

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