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Windows 2003 servers freeze during boot

Steve Kadish
Trusted Contributor

Windows 2003 servers freeze during boot

Hi,

We have three Windows 2003 servers which, more than not, freeze while booting. It's at the point before the login when the screen is displaying "configuring network adapters." The mouse freezes, the "color bar" in the window stops moving, and that's it for 20-30 minutes, at which point the server will reboot and boot normally. (And we get a "server has recovered from an ASR" alert.) No .DMP files are created.

They are all Proliant servers, but they are different models, generations, and PSP versions. Two are identical configs but they are completely different in hardware and configuration from the third.

About the only things that all three have in common are the OS, the backup agents, and the anti-virus.

Does anyone have ANY ideas?

Thanks,
- Steve Kadish
4 REPLIES
Daniel Leblanc
Honored Contributor

Re: Windows 2003 servers freeze during boot

Did you try to boot in safe mode?
Steve Kadish
Trusted Contributor

Re: Windows 2003 servers freeze during boot

Hi Daniel,

We haven't had much need to boot into Safe Mode, but I'm pretty sure that there have been no problems on those occasions when we do use it.

Thanks,
- Steve
Timur S Lukovkin
Regular Advisor

Re: Windows 2003 servers freeze during boot

Run the Offline Diagnostics with the Smart Start CD/Run the complete test...
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: Windows 2003 servers freeze during boot

try on one of them repairing the windows installations

and let's see

regards
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