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Windows 2000 Advanced Server hangs on restart

I have a Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP4 running on a Dell PowerEdge 4600 that hangs on restart.  Everything appears to be shutting down normally (the desktop goes away, the "server is shutting down message appears) then the screen goes black.  The server never starts to reboot.  I have to power the server down and back up to get it back up again.
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65tdCommented:
Any events in the system event log?
Is it configured to dumping the page file on shut down?
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JForgerAuthor Commented:
The only two unusual entries in the System area of the event log were the error "The GuiHook service failed to start due to the following error:  The system cannot find the file specified." and the warning "Log size is near or at capacity Log type: ESM".  How can I tell if it is configured to dump the page file on shutdown?
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65tdCommented:
Local Security Policy, local policy, security options, Shutdown: Clear virtual memory pagefile ->want disabled
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JForgerAuthor Commented:
Yes, this is disabled.
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JForgerAuthor Commented:
I have other servers (HP, Compaq) running Windows 200 Advanced Server that do not have this problem.  It only seems to be related to Windows 200 Advanced Server running on Dell servers.
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65tdCommented:
How old is the Dell server?
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JForgerAuthor Commented:
I have two Dell PowerEdge 4600 servers purchased in September 2002 and one Dell PowerEdge 2600 purchased in February 2003.
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JForgerAuthor Commented:
No solution here worked.  I guess I will have to live with it.
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