The server disconnects? (no one can then access the database) Or is the client disconnected from the server? (One client is disconnected, but others can still access the database.)
The databases disconnect. In other words when I go into console, it is red and none of the databases are online. All I do is click the on button and they all start up again. Sorry about the bad terminology.
I'd say it was accurate, but since client disconnect issues are more common, I wanted to make sure that wasn't the case. Unfortunately, the suggestions I had in mind were for trouble shooting client disconnects not server issues.
What your are describing suggest that server is crashing. Have you done any of the usual tests for when you have apps crashing? (Check hard drive, check user account permissions, check files for damage using recover....)