Oh woe is me!!!<BR><BR>Winnt corrupted on my machine (all by itself honest). I fixed by restoring part of teh Registry. This fixed everything execpt PWS.<BR><BR>PWS will not start get Event Log ID =116 cannot open metabase "LMW3SVC". PWS does not install correctly and this the underlying problem. I&#039ve unintsalled NT opt pck4 and RPC configuration (this removes the NT LM service).. To no avail..<BR><BR>Help (Answers such as throw the machine off a cliff are not acceptable)<BR><BR>thanks Luigi