troubleshooting Question

IPC$, Admin$, C$ shares deleted and cannot print

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I have a Windows 2000 Server SP4 that is giving me grief.

All the default shares are being deleted. I can type for example net share admin$ and the share comes back for about 5 seconds or so but then goes again.

A net share command does not list any of the default shares.

Typing net share c$ produces the error this shared resourcse does not exist

The server is running norton corp 7.5 and although old is bang up to date with the definitions. I have run an online scan from and a scan with but all come back clean. I have also run spybot search and destroy and trojan remover.

Nothing seems to be loading in the run key of current_user or local_user

printing works from the server but no-one can print from a client (printers shared from server)

computer management from an xp machine to the server is not allowed - cannot be managed. the server is not configured for transactions

i have found this other article that sounds exactly like our problem but no viruses have been found :(

any ideas??

pretty desperate on this one

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