System hangs with Windows 2000 Server and Active Directory

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Windows 2000 Server
we havea system with windows 2000 server and active directory. Sometimes it hangs or starts some malfunctioning. Suggest some soltuion listing possible causes.

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Hard to clarify what the areas to look at knowing more about the symptoms. IF things “hang” then it could be a highly utilized application driver or agent or just pertaining to upcoming hardware failure on memory, hard drive, etc. I would schedule a maintenance window on this server and run a “vendor” hardware diagnostics to rule out the hardware layer as the problem. If that is all clear, then I would review the event logs to pinpoint where the problem is. If you see things in “system”, I would lean towads windows and drivers issues. If you see things in “application”, then it could be a loaded application or such on the system.

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  • carlosdl
    Could you please provide more details ? There is no way to list possible causes with the information provided. What exactly do you mean by "starts some malfunctioning" ? Have you had a look at the event viewer ? When did the problem started ? Did you install something new (hardware/software) recently ?
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  • mshen
    What does the event log tell you when at the time that it hangs?
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  • Technochic
    Please provide the exact errors you find in the event logs with the details. Thanks.
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