troubleshooting Question

Why is my Windows 2008 R2 Server restarting at same time every night?

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Windows OSServer SoftwareWindows Server 2008
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At my place of work we have two Windows 2008 R2 servers, and one of them has started to restart itself every night at 12:13:14 AM. There are no scheduled tasks that could be causing this, nor is it a Windows Update restart.

The machine is virus free (although it has previously been infected with Conficker and FTP.bat), and so I can't see what it would be that is causing it.

It seems to be a very clean shutdown, so it's not doing any harm, but it's been causing me such grief over the past couple of weeks.

This is what I found in Event Viewer.

GENERAL TAB:
The process C:\Windows\system32\shutdown.exe (**name**) has initiated the restart of computer **name** on behalf of user NT AUTHORITYNETWORK SERVICE for the following reason: No title for this reason could be found
 Reason Code: 0x800000ff
 Shutdown Type: restart
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