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Server Rebooting on its own

By stngfan1 ·
I have a Dell PE2550. During the day it will reboot twice on its own. It is running W2K server with the latest service packs.

In the event log the only error I get is a The device, \Device\Scsi\adpu160m5, did not respond within the timeout period.

Then after that I get the helpful log entry of The previous system shutdown was unexpected.

I working with Dell, however they had me update the SCSI driver for the controller, the only thing on the controller is a DLT tape drive.

The tape drive works. What is strange is that the server will reboot unexpectedly, then restart and get to draw the backround for the desktop, before the login window appears, it restart again.

I running the latest virus scan and have scan after the restarts and find no viruses.

The room is protected by a UPS and we haven't had any voltage spikes in the office or computer room.

Any clues what is going on?

TM

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by leehellcat In reply to Server Rebooting on its o ...

I wish. I am having the exact same problem with a Dell PE2550. I hope that someone can shed some light on it, as my staff do not find it funny anymore. Fortunately I can still see the funny side !

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by stngfan1 In reply to Server Rebooting on its o ...

I haven't found the exact problem yet. But some good advice is below.

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by jsarinana In reply to Server Rebooting on its o ...

This happen to me on a simalar Dell server. It was giving me Scsi device error and would reboot but it was the hard drive that was going out. When I went to the hard drive it worked fine. After replacing it it's fine. I tested the h.d. on other computer and run scan & defrag it showed up with bad sectors. I still ran it for a couple of days and it finely died. In your case it's a Tape drive. I'd try running the server without the card, that way you'll narrow it down.

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by shmaltz In reply to Server Rebooting on its o ...

The reason for the computer restart is becuase Windows has a problem and is setup to reboot. The setting is located under the system properties Advanced tab click on Startup and recovery and uncheck Automaticly Reboot. Start your computer in safe mode to be able to access the system properties.

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by stngfan1 In reply to Server Rebooting on its o ...

This has stopped the restarts.

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by robin.sawh In reply to Server Rebooting on its o ...

I would stopped any Dell Openmanage tasks and set it to manual temporary. Are you running any firewall software like Blackice then I have a whole store you?

Robin

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by jose_12650 In reply to Server Rebooting on its o ...

If all the previous suggestios of our brothers in the tech field do not work, try looking into the wattage capacity of your power supply. Since it is a server, look for wattage in the range of 500 to 700 watt. You could have added internal devices in your system that could drain the power of your system on start-up.

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by stngfan1 In reply to Server Rebooting on its o ...

The power supply is fine. I did not add any other hardware to the server.

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