Server shuts down for no apparnet reason

Posted on 2007-10-02
Last Modified: 2012-06-22
We have a server here that for no apprent reason will just shut off. We have replaced power supply,batteyr backup and still happens from time to time. We check the event log and all ti show is tht the system shutdown was unexpected. This is a windows server 2003 with asus motherboard. Please Advise
Question by:ullmanneric
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    Right click on "MY Computer" Select Properties

    Go to the Advanced Tab
    Click Settings under "Startup And Recovery"

    UNcheck "Automatically Restart" under System Failure.

    This should give you an error code when it crashes which will help troubleshoot the problem...

    Could be bad drivers, bad memory or any number of things at the moment.
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    Have you checked the server temperature?  Overheating is one of the most common problems that causes machines to simply turn off.
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    I agree with Harry Truman that overheating could also be an issue.  My company had this same issue for a while and it turned out that the server was overheating.  Is this a custom made server (made in-house), by chance?

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    If it is an overheating issue you might be able to check the temperatures in the BIOS if yours supports this feature.
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    It's on a UPS and configured to shut down properly if the power goes bad?
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    Faulty CPU fan.  I concur with hi-temperature... or worse yet, bad mobo!

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    I agree with all above that overheating could be the most likely cause of the issue.

    Some bugs will also cause an automatic shutdown. Houscall and spybot seem to rid of these bugs pretty well.

    Hope this helps.

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