Physical Dump Error on Mail Server

Hello Everyone,

BACKGROUND:

 -I have just brought down an old mail server called mail2 that no longer was running exchange server. It was demoted to a AD Member and I made sure it was no longer any sort of FISMO server. From there I brought down that server for and reinstalled WIN2k Server for another task on my network.

-Mail3 was receiving and distributing email fine until it froze up at 12:30am the next morning. Here is a system error at about the same time:

       Event ID: 1003

       Source: System Error

                         Error code 0000000a, parameter1 5043c744, parameter2 00000002, parameter3 00000001, parameter4 80a79133.

                     
After the freeze, I ran Microsoft's Exchange Server Best Practices Analyzer and fixed the following errors:

           -Problems with Mail2 still being Master in Routing Group

                           -So I turned Mail3 into the master of the group.

After deleting Mail2 from the Exchange Administrative Groups I received the following errors:

        -There wasn't a Offline Address Book Server
                          - So I made Mail3 a Offline Address Book Server.

        -Problems with Offline Address Book Server Duplication
                          -So I made Mail3 Duplicate that Offline Address List.

At about 10:00am I got a memory dump error (Blue Screen of Death). Here is a blurry picture I took with my cellphone just to give you the idea.

 http://flickr.com/photos/89053509@N00/279881645/

It again froze at 12:30am the next day, I decided to see what happens if I didn't manually reboot it and it was again online the next morning. I couldn't find a error event id for that time.

I am now running chkdsk /r to check the server's hd. And I will run memtest once that is finished.

QUESTION:

Is there any way that a service (exchange or otherwise)provided by Mail2 which is no longer available may be a factor in causing these errors on Mail3. If so, what else should I use to further troubleshoot this problem? Or if not, what other direction should I go to try and solve this problem.

Sorry for the long question, I would rather give too much information then not enough!

THANK YOU AS ALLWAYS!

-Brian
Calv1nAsked:
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SembeeConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Some version information would be nice, but did you go through the correct procedure for removing the Exchange server from the network? You cannot just wipe an Exchange server, it has to be removed in the correct way.

While the original server is no longer available, you need to try and complete the procedure as much as you can.

If the original server was:

2000 http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=307917 
2003 http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=822931

Once you have completed everything, delete the old server from ESM and then restart the new server.

Simon.
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Calv1nAuthor Commented:
thanks for the help,

I cheanged the dns server ip address to another DC and it seems to have stopped the machine from rebooting. Thanks everyone!
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