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Server does not boot up or keeps crashing.

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#1 AzureDrag0n1


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Posted 22 July 2012 - 10:44 PM

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.

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#2 The_Outkast


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Posted 23 July 2012 - 04:34 PM

I would start by checking the following items:

-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)

Good luck.

#3 AzureDrag0n1

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 02:38 PM

Ok we figured it out. It was a bad power supply. It must have burned out over the years. Thanks for the help.

Edited by AzureDrag0n1, 27 July 2012 - 02:38 PM.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 03:05 PM

You are quite welcome, we appreciate the follow-up to let me know everything is working well for you.

If you have any other questions or issues arise in the future please do not hesitate to create a new topic describing your issue in detail. A friendly forum helper will be glad to assist you.

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