SBS 2003 disaster recovery: advice?

Until today our SBS 2003 from Dell has been working
perfectly.  Now I'm looking at a screen that says:

*** Hardware malfunction
Call your hardware vendor for support
*** The system was halted ***

(no kidding)

I have the CDs that came with the machine.  Before I start
plugging them in at random and rebooting I thought I'd ask
for some advice.  (My wife will be so proud of me ...)

TIA. - Tony Lima

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Hi Tony,

Maybe a little troubleshooting...

Hardware Malfunction Results in System Error Message
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315223

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Merv  Porter   [SBS-MVP]
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"Tony Lima" <tony@tonylimaassociates.com> wrote in message 
news:nj9mm5pk3jedqfact0a7inme89np5t1lbg@4ax.com...
> Until today our SBS 2003 from Dell has been working
> perfectly.  Now I'm looking at a screen that says:
>
> *** Hardware malfunction
> Call your hardware vendor for support
> *** The system was halted ***
>
> (no kidding)
>
> I have the CDs that came with the machine.  Before I start
> plugging them in at random and rebooting I thought I'd ask
> for some advice.  (My wife will be so proud of me ...)
>
> TIA. - Tony Lima
>
> --
> Tony Lima Associates
> Los Altos, CA, USA
> 650-243-1286 

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Merv
2/4/2010 8:11:35 PM
On Thu, 4 Feb 2010 15:11:35 -0500, "Merv Porter [SBS-MVP]"
<mwport@no_spam_hotmail.com> wrote:

>Hi Tony,
>
>Maybe a little troubleshooting...
>
>Hardware Malfunction Results in System Error Message
>http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315223

Thanks, Merv.  I figured there was something like that in
the Microsoft web maze!  If nothing else this will keep me
busy a while. - T
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Tony
2/4/2010 9:00:39 PM
In addition to what Merv Found 
(Excellent Find BTW)

If the Dell Server is Younger than 3 years and 1 day it should have a warranty
(Memory if third party has a forever warranty ususally)

If you want to test your Memory like it suggests.
To test Memory Download and run this
http://www.memtest86.com/download.html
Burn a Disk boot from it.
it has to be done "OFFLINE"
However it will check your memory very very good.

But reseating everything and cleaning out the dust bunnies is a good idea!

Russ
-- 
Russell Grover - SBITS.Biz
Microsoft Gold Certified Partner
Microsoft Certified Small Business Specialist
World Wide 24hr SBS Remote Support - http://www.SBITS.Biz


"Tony Lima" wrote:

> On Thu, 4 Feb 2010 15:11:35 -0500, "Merv Porter [SBS-MVP]"
> <mwport@no_spam_hotmail.com> wrote:
> 
> >Hi Tony,
> >
> >Maybe a little troubleshooting...
> >
> >Hardware Malfunction Results in System Error Message
> >http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315223
> 
> Thanks, Merv.  I figured there was something like that in
> the Microsoft web maze!  If nothing else this will keep me
> busy a while. - T
> .
> 
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Utf
2/5/2010 2:36:02 AM
On Thu, 4 Feb 2010 18:36:02 -0800, Russ - SBITS.Biz
<RussSBITSBiz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>In addition to what Merv Found 
>(Excellent Find BTW)
>
>If the Dell Server is Younger than 3 years and 1 day it should have a warranty
>(Memory if third party has a forever warranty ususally)
>
>If you want to test your Memory like it suggests.
>To test Memory Download and run this
>http://www.memtest86.com/download.html
>Burn a Disk boot from it.
>it has to be done "OFFLINE"
>However it will check your memory very very good.
>
>But reseating everything and cleaning out the dust bunnies is a good idea!
>
>Russ

"Dust bunnies?"  Are you impugning my housekeeping?  Oh,
wait, never mind -- great suggestion!  Thanks. - Tony
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Tony
2/5/2010 3:41:55 AM
Sorry Tony I didn't mean to insult
"We all have Dust Bunnies"
This is why I also suggest a server be at least 2 feet off the ground
lowers the dust bunnie collection :)

:)
Russ

-- 
Russell Grover - SBITS.Biz
Microsoft Gold Certified Partner
Microsoft Certified Small Business Specialist
World Wide 24hr SBS Remote Support - http://www.SBITS.Biz


"Tony Lima" wrote:

> On Thu, 4 Feb 2010 18:36:02 -0800, Russ - SBITS.Biz
> <RussSBITSBiz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> 
> >In addition to what Merv Found 
> >(Excellent Find BTW)
> >
> >If the Dell Server is Younger than 3 years and 1 day it should have a warranty
> >(Memory if third party has a forever warranty ususally)
> >
> >If you want to test your Memory like it suggests.
> >To test Memory Download and run this
> >http://www.memtest86.com/download.html
> >Burn a Disk boot from it.
> >it has to be done "OFFLINE"
> >However it will check your memory very very good.
> >
> >But reseating everything and cleaning out the dust bunnies is a good idea!
> >
> >Russ
> 
> "Dust bunnies?"  Are you impugning my housekeeping?  Oh,
> wait, never mind -- great suggestion!  Thanks. - Tony
> .
> 
0
Utf
2/5/2010 8:58:01 AM
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