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Having a problem with Windows 2000 Server re-booting.  We have Veritas 8.6 loaded on there and an Adaptec SCSI card that serves up a Autoloading tape drive.   When we run a backup, the server will reboot sometimes 18 mins in to it, sometimes 22min into it, and so on.  I thought that it may be a file causing it, but it halts on different files.  The only other thing this server does is share files and host a small exchange database (email) on it.  The event viewer is no help in trying to figure out what the problem is; it just states that the server re-booted suddenly/unexpected and lists hex or DWORD values....anywone know how to read that junk! lol

Anyway, I'm at a dead end.  I've updated the Win2K Server with all patches, veritas, and the tape device.  I have no where else to turn....I've also run the Dell Diag. on the server several times with no errors to report.....aggghhhh!  Plez help!!!
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by:cookre
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This may sound silly, but do you have wake on lan active?
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Adaptec drivers are not yet suitable with windows 2000.  If your backup drive is not an adaptec product, please remove entire adaptec and try backup.

Good Luck.

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RAWOOFALI, Adaptec would disagree with you on several counts:

http://www.adaptec.com/worldwide/support/supporteditorial.html?prodkey=Windows_2000_Support
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jguy07

I am curious, did you ever find the solution to this?  If so, could you add a comment and share your solution with everyone so we can each add to our knowledge of how to solve this problem in the future.  I for one would like to know just what to avoid.  It would be very helpful.

And if the question is closed, could you take a minute and finish grading the question for the Expert or Experts whose help was helpful to you.  They would appreciate it and it would help clean up the list of questions still open.

Thanks
ITsy
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Yeah....this was CRAZY!  Turns out the the whole power supply and sub-sytem had to be replaced.  Now everything works just fine, no matter how hard we pound the server.  So, lesson learned....if server re-boots over and over after you have tried each and every solution possible, then take a look at the power sub-system.  

I found this interresting because it was a Dell Poweredge server......I've been using dell for a long time and this was the strangest thing....ahhhggghhh.  Anyway, there ya go.
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