Server takes a long time to reboot

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Windows Server 2008 SP2 (Standard) Dell Power Edge 1800 Intel Xeon 3.60 GHZ Memory: 3GB System Type: 64- Bit The problem is every time I try to reboot the Server it takes a long time at least 45 minutes to 1 hour to REBOOT. I went to the msconfig (System Configuration) and try Diagnostic startup by loading basic devices and services only. It did the same thing (long time). I went back again try selective startup. I only loaded system services. It did the same thing again. I ran out of ideas. And just a reminder this is a new OS install my supervisor did for me before I got it. There are hardly any applications install on the server. The only major one is Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2. Do I need more memory or edit the registry? I am lost right now this a pain in the Butt. I think now I will scan it to find out if there is virus, botnet or something on the server.

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Hi all,

Sedrick, Please check the volumes, those should be clean, attached to the Windows box. Check the <b>chkdsk</b> is running? That could be one possibility for the long boot time. Try rebooting the server again to see whether every boot takes the same long time like 45 min to 1 hour or this is the first time it tool such a long time. What is the ram status, is it enough?

Do update us again.

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Anil
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  • Gabe9527
    Have you downloaded the DELL Firmware for your hardware?
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Go to msconfig and check boot log. also do one thing..... Reboot 2008 in safemode, here u can see the drivers as they r loading. Observe where it is hanging on particular driver.... If it hangs most probably the next driver loading is cause. For better info: see Unexpected Slow startup and Tips-Tricks
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  • sedrick
    No I have not updated the firmware. I will give that a try (Gabe9527) Also will look into that as well (Rechil) loading in safemode and etc. I will let you guys know.. Thanks
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  • Koohiisan
    Try stopping the SQL Server services a few minutes before initiating the shutdown. Perhaps it's busy trying to close connections/commit pages prior to starting the shutdown process. I know Exchange causes delay issues if it's not manually shut down first, so perhaps this is the case with SQL Server also.
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  • jinteik
    last time on 1 server that was running on win 2003 r2 and also sql 2005, i face the same problem as you do. but on another server that has the same configuration (cpu, ram, hdd, win2k3 r2 and sql2005) it was working like normal. both servers had the same firmware and till today i still have no understanding why it happens..if you do manage to find out a solution, do share.
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  • Denny Cherry
    Make sure that the server isn't set to clear the page file before shutdown. That can take forever.
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  • sedrick
    I just the solve the problem by clearing the page file before shutdown. Now my question is could I have disable the option some where else instead of going into the registry? Thats what I did...I was not sure another work around Let me know thanks.......
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Open Run and type as: secpol.msc and from here u can manage it. For a good concept plz click here, though it's based on Vista, but overall concept is almost same. One more reference from MS
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  • sedrick
    [...] A member has trouble with looooooong server boot times; MrDenny helps point them in the right [...]
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