BSOD - 0x000000F4
Posted on 2008-11-17
We recently installed a load of these servers, some running Windows Server 2003 R2 x86 and some running Windows Server 2008 x64.
The ones with 2003 installed have not yet experienced this problem.
The ones running 2008 (4 of them) appear to be OK - can get Windows installed, make them domain controllers, install DNS/DHCP etc etc. Install updates and patches, reboot. All hunky dorey.
However, after a few days uptime, when rebooting them they will blue screen, with error 0x000000F4. This has happened on all 4 of the DL140's running 2008, for no apparent reason.
Unfortunately for us these are our 4 domain controllers (2 sites, 2 per site) so it is absolutely critical we get this solved. We cannot 'downgrade' them to Windows 2003 as or domain is set to 2008 mode. This has been happening for nearly 3 months now and we just cannot identify the problem. When we think it is something, we repeat it and reboot but it will be OK.
We have contacted MS and HP who are playing the blame game. Everything they have asked us to do hasn't fixed the problem. The only fix we have found is complete re-install!
Has anyone else experienced this, and more importantly have any suggestions as to what we can do (other than send the servers back for alternate models, which will be a real hassle as we would have to say they're not fit for purpose).
No safe modes work either, as they all produce the same BSOD!
Thanks very much