We are experiencing some strange but urgent problems with our Fileserver. The server is an HP proliant DL100 G2 1 TB NAS storage server running Windows 2003 sorage. Late last week we started getting problems with users having trouble accessing their PST files that are located on this server, this progressed into files not being accessed and very slow response times with the server. A quick look at the server event viewer found a program called HDWATCHDOG that was giving errors, looked up errors on web found a few other people with the same issues and said they had to get the RAID Controller replaced. Called HP and of course the part is on backorder, so while we are waiting on the new part from HP we have been getting other odd little problems. Users are getting access denied messages when trying to copy, move, delete files. Certain programs that might map a drive to the server stop working, unmap the drive it starts functioning again.
My question is do you think these strange problems could be related to the RAID Controller going bad, or do you think I am dealing with a virus of some type?