Server Continious failure

Hello All,

I have a server at a remote location which keeps blue screening. I am not positive the STOP code because the server is off site. However I have noticed that every time the event log records a previous unexpected restart, the unexpected restart occurs again. I have a snippet of the event log now. If anybody knows how to read the binary data and decipher exactly what is going on and how to resolve the issue any help would be appreciated.

Thanks Matt

Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      EventLog
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      6008
Date:            4/19/2010
Time:            8:32:13 AM
User:            N/A
Computer:      SERVER01
Description:
The previous system shutdown at 8:19:00 AM on 4/19/2010 was unexpected.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: da 07 04 00 01 00 13 00   Ú.......
0008: 08 00 13 00 00 00 6b 03   ......k.
0010: da 07 04 00 01 00 13 00   Ú.......
0018: 0c 00 13 00 00 00 6b 03   ......k.



Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      EventLog
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      6008
Date:            4/19/2010
Time:            8:19:00 AM
User:            N/A
Computer:      SERVER01
Description:
The previous system shutdown at 8:06:20 AM on 4/19/2010 was unexpected.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: da 07 04 00 01 00 13 00   Ú.......
0008: 08 00 06 00 14 00 1f 00   ........
0010: da 07 04 00 01 00 13 00   Ú.......
0018: 0c 00 06 00 14 00 1f 00   ........
MhellerAsked:
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willettmeisterCommented:
Not all unexpected shutdown result in a the buffers being flushed.  I have gotten plenty of memory dumps on unexpected shutdowns.  

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willettmeisterCommented:
You are going to need to get the dump file analyzed to figure out whats going on.  The information you provided is only part of the data the dump file will have the full information.  Make sure you are doing a complete memory dump and not a mini-dump.
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MhellerAuthor Commented:
Thanks willettmeister.

The issue with that is no dump was created. I checked the recovery options and it is supposed to create a dump on failure however when i checked for the file it was not where the recovery options said it was supposed to be. Could I manually create a dump and would that cause the server to fail again?

Thanks Matt
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willettmeisterCommented:
You need to make sure that your page file is set to be at lest a few hundred MB above the amount of physical memory in the machine.  If this is not the case it will result in you not being able to do a full memory dump.  As far as manually creating the dump you really need it to occur again naturally to be sure you are capturing the correct data.  Forcing a dump may provide results that don't correctly line up with the real issue.  
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andyalderCommented:
A dump file doesn't get created on an unexpected shutdown; think about it - if you yank the power cord out how is it going to be able to dump the contents of RAM to disk?
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MhellerAuthor Commented:
Thank you all, the server currently appears to be stable for now.
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