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Server 2003 stops responding....freezes

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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
hi experts,

 I have a server 2003 and it stopped responding today and freezing. I have to cold shut it down and then it comes back up to the desktop but its taking a long time " 10min". Then it acts like its working ok and then it freezes gain and I have to shut it down. Its just a workgroup server that has a database to which 8 computers use. Its a dental software database. I'm looking at the event log now and i'm seeing this:

Source: ATAPI
Description:
The device, \Device\Ide\IdePort0, did not respond within the timeout period.

i'm actually seeing a lot of these. What exactly does this mean and how can I fix this?
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