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So I was browsing internet as you do during the day around 1PM. Suddenly the whole network goes down. At first I thought my server was restarting but it only updates at 5am in the morning.

So I tried to RDC onto it and the connection failed. I also tried other machines and nothing. Not even pinging each other.

So I shoved a monitor into my server and it was on the CMOS screen doing nothing just stuck there. So I rebooted the machine and after 10 mins Windows started but went into disk checking. I tried to abort it but the keyboard was not responding. So it did this check and after 3 hours it finished. It is now just on a black screen where I can move the cursor around and that is about it.

So IDK what to do. It is effecting my network somehow. Don't know how it would effect it like that.

My system,

Modem VDSL > Server > 1GB switch > Multiple machines.

asked Feb 19 '13 at 17:22

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You say that the server is failing to boot properly, but to be able to tell if this is what's causing the issue, could you please tell me, what role does this server play on your network?

answered Feb 20 '13 at 12:08

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Tim Fontana

Hi Tim it is Jack Og*** off FaceBook. Yer I can't log into my LockerGnome account :/ The server manages the VDSL connection and hosts network storage stuff. But other than that nothing.

(Feb 21 '13 at 15:44) Jackster22 Jackster22's gravatar image

Tried to reinstall Windows Server 08 but it fails -_-

Back to Linux I think. Uptime is 100% compared to Windows.

(Feb 21 '13 at 15:45) Jackster22 Jackster22's gravatar image

Here what you can do:

1) Reset your Modem and for wait for boot up

2) Unplug your Modem and plug in after 10 sec and wait for boot up.

3) Check your phone line, like cables, Filters ect

4) Reboot your pc/laptop

5) Call your ISP to see if there is a network prob and Sometimes updates done by the ISP does not go to plan.

Also can you give name of your ISP and we can do some research for you if needed.


Mark Hyder (Hyderpotter)

answered Feb 19 '13 at 18:02

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Thanks but already done 1 to 4. 5 is irreverent as this is internal problem not from external.

(Feb 19 '13 at 18:08) Jackster22 Jackster22's gravatar image

How are you connecting to the Modem Wi-Fi or Ethernet?

(Feb 19 '13 at 18:16) hyderpotter hyderpotter's gravatar image

Via a 100mbps Ethernet. Directly into server via the server's 2nd RJ45 port.

(Feb 19 '13 at 18:26) Jackster22 Jackster22's gravatar image

Has there been any bad weather where u life?

(Feb 19 '13 at 18:38) hyderpotter hyderpotter's gravatar image

How does bad weather turn a server upside down?

(Feb 20 '13 at 04:24) Jackster22 Jackster22's gravatar image

Bad weather can disrupt the cables above and under, and recently from the place I live, rain short-circuited a carrier's data servers, vetoing access to 3G/4G service islandwide. So yea, bad weather can turn yours upside down.

(Feb 20 '13 at 06:56) Der_Kerl Der_Kerl's gravatar image
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Have you tried hooking up a keyboard and monitor to the server itself and see what is happening? Are you getting the comamnd line log in. If you are getting a command lone login and able to log into the server itself check the uptime of the server. Maybe the server needs to be rebooted. Are there any processes that have gone wry on it by any chance???

answered Feb 21 '13 at 17:33

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This is just a guess but it might be getting hacked. Try to reset your passcode. Unplug the Ethernet while doing so. I hope this works. :)

answered Feb 21 '13 at 21:04

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Robert Longo

If you read the question this is pretty much the furthest from being correct you could possibly get...

(Mar 25 '13 at 02:37) Tim Fontana Tim%20Fontana's gravatar image

Or maybe your modem goes bad (ie overheat) and everything inside is fried...you should try going to your ISP and ask for a replacement or something.

answered Feb 20 '13 at 06:58

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lighting surge can do this

answered Feb 20 '13 at 09:04

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