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Sharepoint Sites Down / Event ID 27745 Windows SharePoint Services 3 cannot be found error / SBS 2008

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My SharePoint Sites are down for example http://companyweb and my Blackberry BESX Administration.

Running Small Business Server 2008

Log Name:      Application
Source:        Windows SharePoint Services 3
Date:          09/06/2011 12:02:30
Event ID:      27745
Task Category: General
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      xxxxxxxx.local
Description:
The description for Event ID 27745 from source Windows SharePoint Services 3 cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer.

#50071: Unable to connect to the database SharePoint_Config_29c26fca-17b8-48c1-9704-b869932abcb6 on xxxxxx\Microsoft##SSEE.  Check the database connection information and make sure that the database server is running.

I have followed most of the many reports of this issue but they mainly relate to a failed MS update that broke SharePoint and does not seem to be my issue.

I can connect to the database via SQL Server Management Studio Express using np:\\.\pipe\MSSQL$Microsoft##SSEE\sql\query

This may be relevant. If connecting to companyweb via IE8 I just get a 404. If I try using Firefox I am prompted for a user and password and then get:
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Server: Microsoft-IIS/7.0
Date: Thu, 09 Jun 2011 11:02:41 GMT
Connection: close

In offering suggestions please don't assume I have tried the obvious. I am completely lost when it comes to the SharePoint Services and SQL in general. As an end user this is an area you never venture into until it breaks!

Many thanks,

Brent
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