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SBS 2008 server keeps shutting down

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I hjave a SBS 2008 server and it wouuld shut down at random hours. I checked the event log, and all is says is "The previous system shutdown at 11:26:19 PM on 2/11/2011 was unexpected." with the various times in the log. I just got me a can of air and blew it out to see if maybe it was overheating from all the dust. There was a LOT of dust in there. Hopefully that fixed it. i will monitor today to see if it happens again. Any thoughts, ideas of possible things to check? I really don't want to have my client starting buying things like memory modules just to have that not be the problem. Maybe someone can recommend a software (free or trial if possible) that I can run to test all the hardware so I can rule that out.
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I would do a full test run. Start with memm86 (Download boot cd: http://www.memtest86.com/), do a burn in test. Also do a full hdd test on every hdd in the system (There are several programs for several hdd brands). And if you found nothing on those devices, check the cpu/motherboard.
Good Luck!
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what type of server is it?  If it is a dell, there is a application called DCOM you can run and send over to dell.
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Thanks for the responses, I will try those suggestions. The server is a HP proliant ML310
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I solved the issue, it was dust on the board, a LOT of dust. Once I blew it all out, the server stayed on (fingers crossed).
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Even though I solved the issue myself, they both gave good responses.
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