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    SERVER FAILURE HELP!!!!!!

    Hi all,

    When I arrived at work today one of my servers was shut down. When I restarted the server it began to boot. BUT when it get to the (server 2003 load up screen) it stays on the load up screen for about 30 seconds and then the server restarts it self and it keeps doing it.

    Now I have just restarted it my self and I have got the "Blue screen of death" with the following info:

    STOP: c000021a {Fatal Sytem Error}
    The Non-DLL file included in the knownDLL list. system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc000036f (0xe187c7e0 0x00000000)
    The system has been shut down.

    ANY IDEAS ANYONE.....

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    Re: SERVER FAILURE HELP!!!!!!

    Ive Tried:

    Safe Mode,
    Last known Good Confiuration
    Debugging Mode
    Safe Mode with Command Prompt...

    I really don't want to have to format the drive.

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    Re: SERVER FAILURE HELP!!!!!!

    Whats the server do?

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    Re: SERVER FAILURE HELP!!!!!!

    Clone the drive, if you can, so if you mess anything else up you can't have made anything worse. Also, if it's a knackered HD then you'll be working on a new one. Then reinstall windows using the recovery option.. that SHOULD put all the dlls back but still leave your config intact.

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    Re: SERVER FAILURE HELP!!!!!!

    j17sparky Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 7:42 am Post subject: Re: SERVER FAILURE HELP!!!!!!

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    Whats the server do?
    The server is our moodle server (vle) although it is not up and running yet it still containd vital data.

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    Re: SERVER FAILURE HELP!!!!!!

    I think the problem could lie with the installation of server 2003 SP2 as It was in the middle of this when it was shut down!!! does this mean anything to anyone???

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    Yep, that would probably do it. Reinstalling windows should fix that, so long as you write over new dlls with older ones.
    It's all a bit messy though - you could end up with unexpected problems later.
    Personally, I'd use something like BartPE to access the hard drive (or remove the HD and stick it in another machine), remove your data then format and start again. Then, all you have to do is reinstall moodle and copy the data back in. (I'm assuming that moodle stores all its config in files or a database, so long as you keep the locations the same, it should work fine).

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    Re: SERVER FAILURE HELP!!!!!!

    Excuse me for asking but why have moodle running on such an unreliable OS like win2k3 surely Ubuntu would be faster and more reliable.

    Anyway have you tried booting form a live linux distro and copying the moodle and MySql onto another drive which has a linux distro installed such as ubuntu. If your server was formatted as NTFS should be able to get it up and running with a little bit of tweaking.

    Geoff might be able to help as he seems to be quite the guru with linux give him a PM.

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    Re: SERVER FAILURE HELP!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by bossman
    Excuse me for asking but why have moodle running on such an unreliable OS like win2k3 surely Ubuntu would be faster and more reliable.
    See now this annoys me a lot, exactly how is Server 2003 Unreliable? I have been running 2003 since it came out and never once had a failure due to the OS on any of my 15 servers. If it was that unreliable as you claim then big business would all be using Linux for their networks which clearly they are not. I hate it when people claim that an OS is unreliable just because of a personal angst against the manufacturer. I personally hate Linux and would never use it in my network but I won't claim it is unreliable as that is just not true. Same as you claim.

    OP, were you present when the service pack was applying? (If not why the hell are you applying service packs to servers with no one present.) If you were present then thats your answer it failed to apply the service pack properly and so the OS would be screwed, Follow the KB article as suggested then go from there.

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    Re: SERVER FAILURE HELP!!!!!!

    I dont like my windows severs as they need restarting every now and then for updates or just because they become weird after a while...

    150 days seems like a max to me.

    where as my linux plod on forever...

    Other then that they are reliable..


    @ johnkay21

    I would download an iso for knoppix...
    burn it to a disk...
    and use it to copy all your data to a windows/smb share. or another disk drive..

    Then just rebuild windows. as the repair sometimes throws all sorts of problems up, presides it doesnt sound like it would take too long to reset up as you only have moodle on it . or at least alot less time then DNS/ AD etc.

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    Re: SERVER FAILURE HELP!!!!!!

    big business would all be using Linux for their networks which clearly they are not
    that claim is just as absurd as the last

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    Re: SERVER FAILURE HELP!!!!!!

    exactly how is Server 2003 Unreliable
    You're right Disease, I wouldn't call it unreliable (it's usually the drivers). However, there are scalability issues running a WAMP/WIMP server. Windows Server is rather dreadful at context switching.

    If it was that unreliable as you claim then big business would all be using Linux for their networks which clearly they are not.
    Large chunks of the Internet are run on *nix and more often Linux these days. For example, over 50% of the web according to Netcraft (Assuming Apache = *nix is sensible I think).

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    Re: SERVER FAILURE HELP!!!!!!

    I dont like the letters IIS....

    they scream "security problem" to me.

    I remember when I worked for one company and a webserver got killed by code red.

    :\

    and they had the latest updates at the time.

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    Re: SERVER FAILURE HELP!!!!!!

    better than knoppix, download trinity rescue kit - its smaller, and it's tailored to the task of rescuing clinkered PCs. It'll even clone a drive over the network.

    http://trinityhome.org/Home/index.ph...=1&front_id=12

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