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Proliant ML350 freezing every 3-4 secs

Dan Smith_8
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Proliant ML350 freezing every 3-4 secs

We purchased 4 new Proliant ML350's a few months ago and I have been setting them up on our network. Two are Citrix servers, one is a backup server and the fourth will be our new PDC/File Server. The file server locks up every 3-4 seconds for exactly 4 seconds and then it catches up with itself and I can't determine why.

You can continue to type or move the mouse while it is locked up and the computer will remember your keystrokes/mouse movements and carry on. The only step I haven't taken is removing the RAM and replacing them one at a time and booting after each one to see if one is faulty.

Any help would be appreciated.
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e4services
Honored Contributor

Re: Proliant ML350 freezing every 3-4 secs

Sounds like a software symptom not a hardware. We have one system that does such a thing under Windows. One dll will run up one of the cpu's to 100% for a few seconds and then fall off. I would look into monitoring processes and see what if you can see if this is the cause
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Dan Smith_8
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Re: Proliant ML350 freezing every 3-4 secs

Since everything important is on thr RAID with this server I decided to format the HD and re-install Server 2003 Enterprise. So far it seems like it's working fine so it must have been a bad install.

We had previously shut down all processes one at a time but the problem persisted, which is why I assumed it had to be Windows itself.

Thanks for the reply!