[windows2000] Re: Dead/dying server (maybe)

  • From: Dogers <dogers@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2004 15:24:12 +0000

On Tue, 23 Nov 2004 14:49:59 +0000 (GMT), Neil Bullock
<n.bullock@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Up until a few days ago, it kept restarting for no obvious reason.  The only

Was it always at the same time?

> Anyway, it seems to have stopped playing that game in the last few days.  
> Instead,
> now it just slows to a crawl.  Task manager claims System Idle Process is
> using 7% CPU, and nothing else is using any, so we appear to be missing
> 93% somewhere (this happened on my home server once and it was a dodgy and
> extremely hot processor).

If you want to check the temp, try the BIOS? Does this server have a
RAID array - is the array healthy??
> Also recently, it's sometimes started taking people upwards of 3 minutes to

Virus scanner?

> I'm pondering doing a Win2k repair from the CD or something, and failing that,
> starting to think about demoting it to a member server to see what happens.
> I don't really suspect anything any more.  I'm just confused now.

If you do, I'd make sure the CD is at the same SP level as the OS :)

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