SBS 2000 Server shuts down intermittently - not a hardware issue
Posted on 2006-06-26
I have a client with a Dell PowerEdge 2500SC Windows 2000 Small Business Server that for the past couple weeks has been shutting itself down for no apparent reason. The logs show only two things before shutting down:
Information type log entry - event ID 26 - Application popup: java.exe - DLL Initialization Failed : The application failed to initialize because the window station is shutting down. (this repeats 6 times)
then 20-30 seconds later it shows the typical:
Information type log entry - event ID 6006 - The Event log service was stopped.
When you boot it back up all the log entries are normal and nothing mentions an unexpected shutdown.
Here are some steps I have taken:
- I ran a full virus scan (Symantec AV Corp. 10.0) which came up with only a rather benign trojan which after it was removed made no diffence in it shutting down.
- It being a Dell, it has a diagnostics utility partition you can boot into and after running the full hardware tests it came back with no errors or warnings.
A server rebuild does not sound appealling to me or my client so I'm throwing this out there to see if anyone has any thoughts or suggestions. Thanks.