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I am not that knowledgeable about servers but it has suddenly become my responsibility for a short while to look after them since I am the most computer literate person there.
These are the specifications:
HP Proliant ML350 G5 5140 2.33GB DC Server
3 – 72GB SAS 10K RPM 2.5in Hot Plug Drives
2GB FBD PC2-5300 (2X1GB kit)
Windows Server STD 2003 R2
Last error message we had was:
Instruction at 0x005104df reference memory at 0x03d21004
Memory could not read
Event viewer stats that at least 1 service driver fails during start up.
Server used to just crash a lot but now it does not even boot up. Personally I would just format the whole thing and reinstall but it seems like some of the original software CDs have been lost over the years. So I might not be able to completely restore it with all the unique programs that way.
I do not know if it is a software or hardware problem at the moment.
Thank you for any help.
-Test the memory (you can download MemTest86 and burn it to a cd, then boot from that cd) -Test the power supply (you can get a small hand-held tester, or if you have a known good supply maybe you can swap them) -Check for bad capacitors on the motherboard (they will have tops that are bulging or have burst open)