Dell R610 Frozen

VIDEO0021.mp4The machine is taking quite a while to start up (15 minutes) and once fully booted it freezes. It has six hard drives but as you can see in the attached video only one of them is actively blinking. Until I rebooted the one that is actively blinking was cycling orange and green indicating a predictive failure.
In general I am not sure what the problem can be. I am able to ping all the virtual servers on the machine but I cannot remote into them or see them on the desktop because it is frozen.
aclaus225Asked:
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andyalderCommented:
No attached video. You can get the system log via iDRAC and see if that has anything useful,
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aclaus225Author Commented:
I have added the video.  The computer is freezing after it loads the Server Manager in Windows 2012.  The weird thing is all the virtual machines on the computer are continuing to work, I believe, since DNS is handled by that machine and it works fine.  However, Comodo (my security package) does not see the DNS servers as online).
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Tom CieslikIT EngineerCommented:
Try to not run anything on this server and after restart, try to use Computer manager on different server and connect to this server and read Event Log.

TO do this make sure traffic is enabled or firewall is disabled, run MMC / Computers, Different Computer and put this server name.
Try to find out in system or application event log what is the problem.
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aclaus225Author Commented:
It is pretty easy to try to not run anything because on startup Server Manager loads and then the machine is frozen.
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pgm554Commented:
Why don't you log into the raid controller and see if there are any issues with the drives?
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Tom CieslikIT EngineerCommented:
Server manager is loading only when administrator will log on locally or via RDP
Do not log on to this server, just check via RPC
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aclaus225Author Commented:
Alright, RDP gets past "initiating Remote" to "configuring remote" but then times out.
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aclaus225Author Commented:
The RAID controller does not show any issues with drives.
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Tom CieslikIT EngineerCommented:
Did you try check event log remotely via RPC ?
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aclaus225Author Commented:
I cannot connect to RPC either.
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Tom CieslikIT EngineerCommented:
RPC is not something to connect to. It's a remote procedure call, so you can run some programs on remote server, like Computer management using MMC
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aclaus225Author Commented:
I went to Computer Management on a different computer, then selected "Connect to a Remote Computer" and typed in the server name that I want to see Event Viewer on.  Was that not the right way to do it?
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Tom CieslikIT EngineerCommented:
Yes it was
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Tom CieslikIT EngineerCommented:
I think you have 2 options now. restart server in safe mode and check even log or try to use iDRAC card to connect to server and check log
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pgm554Commented:
This isn't a patch Tuesday reboot by any chance is it?
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aclaus225Author Commented:
Thanks Tom.  I will end up doing Safe Mode I suppose, since I do not utilize iDrac on my servers and this server may not even have the card.
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aclaus225Author Commented:
This server, along with all my other servers, were shut down on Saturday night due to a scheduled power outage.  I shut it down remotely, so I am not entirely sure that there were not patches that ran at shut down.  This was the only server that did not come up cleanly.
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pgm554Commented:
Given the QA of M$ patches and your not knowing if any were installed ,it's worth a look see.
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aclaus225Author Commented:
When I came in to work this morning, after doing a shutdown /i and remotely rebooting the machine it is working properly and everything is up.  When I go into Windows Update it says the last time updates were installed was December 13, so it was not a patch problem.  
I see random events like "Diagnostic Policy Service" hung on startup and things about the server not being able to reach a domain controller in my domain (sort of makes sense because DNS servers are VMs on this machine).  There are warnings about resetting device RaidPort also showing up and controller errors on it.  Further down I see that the Network Policy Service hung, but maybe I will attribute it to the fact that one of my hard drives is failing in the RAID.
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andyalderCommented:
Ya, blame it on a bad disk. As long as there's a warning of a dodgy disk you can blame that.
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