I have a freshly installed copy of Win2k3 installed on my Dell2850 server.
x2 Intel Xeon 2.8
x4 1gb ram
x3 73gb 10k scsi
x1 Dell PERC 4e/di Raid Controller * configured in a raid 5 array*
I have installed only the NIC drivers from the Dell CD everything else was auto installed by Windows
As far as software goes, I have ran ALL of the updates incl. SP2. I have three pieces of operational software that have been inspected by the developers and deemed "not the cause" of the hangs. I confirmed this by un-installing and running tests. Other than that no AD services or web or anything like that.
The system has been running one day and It HANGS all the time! I checked the event viewer and I see this:
event id: 9
The device, \Device\Scsi\mraid35x1, did not respond within the timeout period.
source: application hang
event id: 1002
Hanging application rundll32.exe, version 5.2.3790.3959, hang module hungapp, version 0.0.0.0, hang address 0x00000000.
I also set up a tracer log in the performance utility to run for several hours and I set it to watch the "PhysicalDisk(_Total)\Avg. Disk Queue Length" & the "Processor(_Total)\% Processor Time"
The processor time seemed to be fine however, the physical disks spikes up to 100% all the time. In fact, the average usage was calculated at .675
I appreciate ALL input and if necessary I can email you a copy of log files.