hello<BR>I am working on site which uses sql server as the back end database<BR>I am faced with a unique problem<BR>I am able to access data through select statements and even insert new records<BR><BR>the whole site was running fine till yesterday<BR>even now the inserting into database works perfectly<BR>but I get ths error when i try to update the database <BR>throughout the site (all pages where i use rs.update)<BR>the error message is <BR>Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers error &#039 80040e31&#039 <BR>[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver]Timeout expired <BR>/manager/doc3.asp, line 127 <BR><BR>what could be the possibe cause and what is the solution<BR><BR>please help<BR>regards<BR>Srivatsa<BR>srivatsa@ciol.com