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Windows 2000 Server problem

Discussion in 'Software' started by Spilly, Jul 4, 2007.

  1. Spilly

    Spilly Kilobyte Poster

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    I have a client with a Windows 2000 Server

    The problem is when copying a number of large files the server hangs with no error (screen frozen) or reboots it self.

    It runs fine other than this issue.

    I have updated all the drivers although i suspect it may a disk controller problem. It has an Adaptec 2120c raid card and has been configured with a raid array with 3 disks + a hot swap spare running which dosn't indicate any errors.

    It's not a branded Server but has an Intel board running daul 2.8GHz Zeons and 1GB of ram.

    I tried running a straight file backup to an external USB drive but got the same thing happened after about 600Meg of file copying. I conclueded that it's not therefore network related.

    Help!
     
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  2. Sparky
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    Can you change the settings on the server so it bluescreens rather than a reboot? You should get some more info from the BSOD.
     
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  3. Spilly

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    Hmmm..... I'll try but no debug info yet!

    Seems to crash to fast if that's possible?:blink
     
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  4. Theprof

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    Have you checked the event log?
     
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  5. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    What is the file system of the server and the place you are copying to? :blink
     
  6. r.h.lee

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    Spilly,

    Are you or the Administrator logged in locally?
     
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  7. Spilly

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    The shut at time blah blah blah was unexpected!

    NTFS formatted external USB hard Drive
    Kingston 2GB Fat formatted USB pen drive /stick
    XP workstation across the network formatted NTFS

    Does the same for all if the folder is around 1.5GB or more.
     
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  8. Sparky
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    Can you format that to be NTFS? Had a similar problem a while back copying some large media files to an external HD (formatted in FAT32). Changed to NTFS and all was well after that. 8)
     
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  9. Mr.Cheeks

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    Sparky - i thought he was copying from FAT32 > NTFS.
     
  10. Sparky
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    Not sure myself after reading over this a second time.

    Best to get format everything in NTFS if copying large files though.
     
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  11. Spilly

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    Dosn't seem to matter where I copy too.

    Can be network, tape, hard drive, stick, or card all arrive at a reboot after 1.2Gb> of copying.
     
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  12. r.h.lee

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    Spilly,

    I will ask again. Are you or the Adminstrator logged in to the physical computer with a local login?
     
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  13. Spilly

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    It happens when I'm logged in at the server or remotely.
    When the error first happened via network file copy I tried the same thing with a memory stick and an external USB Drive.

    Is it worth fitted another HDU internally and seeing if I can copy to that?
     
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  14. Sparky
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    Are the files being copied to the external devices? If so make sure they are formatted in NTFS.
     
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  15. r.h.lee

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    Spilly,

    What other applications and/or services are running on the server?
     
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    I'll get a screen dump and post it when I visit the site again.
     
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  17. Sparky
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    Cool, is the server running Service Pack 4 btw?

    In regard to other apps running is may be worth disabling AV (just as a test!) and try copying the file.
     
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