network issues - systems keep locking up
Posted on 2011-09-12
i have the following:
new server with windows server 2003 r2 sp2
single 10k hard drive
3 workstations Windows XP sp3
10/100/1000 Network Switch
all NIC cards are 10/100/1000
i have never had any problems
all of a sudden, if one workstation locks up using a program on a mapped drive, they all lock up
the eventvwr does not show anything other than it took a long amount of time to transmit data.
the workstations loose their mapped drives and have to be rebooted.
could this be because of the systems are trying to access the same mapped drive?
should i use RAID-1 mirror to help with data transfer rates?
i can transfer 4gb of data from the server to each work station and no lockups
so i do not believe it is network related but not sure?
if one system locks up - why would they all lockup?
anyone have this problem before?