Posted on 2012-08-18
I have a really strange problem with one of the Poweredge servers we have. It is running SBS 2008 with Exchange 2007. the time before it was fine for 6 weeks then it crashed twice in two days..! No updates were applied before that point.
When it crashes there is no BSoD, no reboot, no dump, not even any indication of what caused it in the logs. When it happens neither I (locally) or anyone else can log on or off... more importantly the screen is completely blank, its on, as is the server but there is nothing on the screen. The only thing I can do is hard boot it, not ideal but its the only way to get it going again, then it can be fine for 1 day or 3 weeks..!
Its so sporadic its proving very difficult to pin it down, any thoughts or ideas would be very helpful...?
Personally I think its hardware, perhaps the video card..??