Server seemed to shut down, without shutting down, need help diagnosing the problem.
Posted on 2007-10-19
We've got a Dell PE2900 here running Windows SBS 2003 The server has been working great up until 3 weeks ago I had run into our first problem. At some point during the night the server "shut down", and when I say shut down it isn't actually shut down, the screen is blank, but the server is still running and there seems to be no way to wake it up.
Fast forward to this morning, got a call from work early this morning, same problem. There is no hibernation or anything set on the server, there is nothing that I can see in the event log to help me diagnose the problem either.
I am really not sure where to look to try and find out exactly what is happening.
The first time it happened our backup did not run, and our backup usually runs at 10PM, so I know it happened before 10PM the first time, this time the backup ran and completed fine, so this time it must have happened after 10PM.
If anyone has any suggestions on where I should start looking for answers it would be greatly appreciated, I want to figure this out before it happens again or happens more frequently. Also I have not changed anything on the server before or after this happened.