I have a brand new server - Win Server 2008, SQL Standard 2008 and I am getting alerts being fired for Level 20 Alerts. In the log the entry is > Error: 4014, Severity: 20, State: 11. > A fatal error occurred while reading > the input stream from the network. The > session will be terminated (input > error: 109, output error: 0) This happens randomly, up to 4 or 5 times a day. Does anyone have any ideas on what might be the cause, and indeed the resolution, please? I have checked the NIC driver and it's the manufacturers own, not a generic Windows one. Pings to the server don't drop any packets at all. Currently the server is under almost no load as I am still benchmarking, configuring ready to go live next month. I am concerned that this problem will get worse if we go live with it. I have Googled the error and cant see anyone who has actually applied a fix. **[update]** We have updated NIC (Broadcom) drivers and are leaving it 24hours. If it still occurs we will swap to a different port (currently using 1 of 2 on NIC). If it still occurs then we are going to add a PCI NIC from a different manufacturer and see if that has any effect.