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Microsoft Server 2008 Active Directory Errors

I have a Windows 2008 Server running active directory services.  I cannot open Active Directory Users and Computers or any orther Active Directory programs, it says domain does not exist.  When I run Netdom query it says it can't find any domains and dcdiag give an error code 1355, it says PDC and GC are both down even know I am working on the Domain Controller.  I checked DNS and Ipconfig and both of those are solid, but here is the funny thing.  If I shut down all DC's and leave them off for 20 minutes or so and then reboot one of them.  I can access the Active Directory programs and the domain for about 5 minutes and hen everything shuts down again.  Any help or insight would be great.
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check out the services of Active Directory whether they are running or not
sounds like it could be a virus have you got any virus application running

 I have seen some virus' that can get into protected system files and can be a nightmare to get rid of I use a linux av boot cd these days as that can access the files whereas a windows av application can not they do take ages to run as its running of the cd/dvd
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For me it more likely seems DNS related issue. Please make sure that the DNS service is running and primary DNS on the Ethernet is configured to If you have multiple adapter (Public + localte), please make sure that the priority of local adapter is high.

Sanjay Santoki

Can you paste the result of dcdiag.
if the dcdiag doesn't even run,then it seems your DC not installed properly.
Was this DC installed recently or it was running fine and suddenly starts playing up?

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perhaps a virus ?
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