Hey guys, I'm hoping you can help me out. I have a Windows 2000 server running on a dual 2.4ghz Dell poweredge 2600 with 512mb ram. 2 hard drives: disk 0 is 36gb, and disk 1 is 76gb. the system is for our DVD archive system and has a DVD jukebox attached.
This is the problem I'm having, when I go to shut down, or restart, the server will go thru it's shut down process, and comes up to the blue/teal screen. it will stay there for 8-10 minutes, then the screen goes black, but the power, and hard drive lights stay on. it will not restart if that's the option used. I get no error codes in the event log, or the ntbtlog.txt file.
I've tried to restart will every, non essential service stopped. I've also tried in safe mode. same thing. i also tried to start it on a spare hard drive with a fresh build of 2000 on it, and it acted normal which would eliminate the BIOS/hardware.
Now here is where it gets interesting, if I start it up with just the disk 0 in place, it operates, shuts down, reboots normally. if I have another hard drive in slot 1 it hangs again. This will accure with the original 76gb drive there, or with a spare, blank drive there. Any ideas?
Server has SP4, all current patches, IIS, Exchange 2000, Legatto Disk xtender, SQL2000 If I don't figure this out, I'm gonna find out how expendable i am :sad: