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Windows enhanced feature

By pferme ·
I administer a Windows2000 server.

Every once in a while, maybe once a week, the worker will turn on the monitor and the screen will be totally blank, (blue) just like what it looks like after you just hit enter on your login name and password.
Pressing cntrl-alt-del doesn't do any thing. The only thing to do is to reset the server. The backup the night before started but never finished.

This is the only clue I can find. The event viewer shows the system as working perfectly. (relatively speaking).

Has anyone experienced a problem like this?

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Windows enhanced feature

by HereInOz In reply to Windows enhanced feature

I am guessing that the monitor to which you refer is the monitor on the Win2000 server, and the monitor is tuned off overnight leaving the machine running.

If that is the case, and the backup routine is not finishing, it looks a little like the backup routine is causing the machine to hang. What I would be interested in is, is the machine set to reboot on error (set up in My Computer>Properties>Advanced>Startup & Recovery).

It is possible that the machine is generating an error, rebooting, then hanging on reboot. If it is set to reboot on error, disable this, and you may find a different story in the morning.

If not - ignore the above.

Also, when you say blue, is it the Windows 2000 desktop background blue, or the BSOD type ofblue?

What is the backup utility that you are using?

Intermittent system faults can be real buggers!

Sorry I can't be of more assistance.

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