Why Windows 2003 Server keep beeping for no reason?

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Rickie, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. Rickie

    Rickie Guest

    We got a windows 2003 server which start to beep this morning. I checked all
    the event log, there is no problem with the,. We used to have the experience,
    the ups usb cable drop signal make it beeping. Is there any other reasons for
    that? Or does MS have any reference for beeping?

    Thanks!
     
    Rickie, Jun 3, 2008
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  2. Rickie

    Steve Guest

    It probably means that the server monitoring software has detected a
    critical state with something. If you have any such monitoring software open
    it up and view the info.

    Also UPS will do that if they get unplugged though eventually the server
    would shutdown when the battery go too low.

    Or most likely you have a degraded RAID array in that one of the drives in
    the array went down. You should get someone out to check it ASAP.

    Steve

    "Rickie" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > We got a windows 2003 server which start to beep this morning. I checked
    > all
    > the event log, there is no problem with the,. We used to have the
    > experience,
    > the ups usb cable drop signal make it beeping. Is there any other reasons
    > for
    > that? Or does MS have any reference for beeping?
    >
    > Thanks!
     
    Steve, Jun 3, 2008
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  3. Rickie

    dan Guest

    "Rickie" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > We got a windows 2003 server which start to beep this morning. I checked
    > all
    > the event log, there is no problem with the,. We used to have the
    > experience,
    > the ups usb cable drop signal make it beeping. Is there any other reasons
    > for
    > that? Or does MS have any reference for beeping?
    >
    > Thanks!


    Similar to what Steve said, the last time I had a beeping Windows 2003
    server it was because of a degraded RAID.
     
    dan, Jun 3, 2008
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  4. Just as a note, any good raid controller driver would write an event log for
    a degraded RAID. If it ends up being a degraded RAID array and your event
    logs are clear as you indicated, check with the manufacturer and make sure
    you have the most up-to-date drivers...

    -Cliff

    "dan" <dan(remove)@westerveltconsulting.com> wrote in message
    news:uN$...
    >
    > "Rickie" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> We got a windows 2003 server which start to beep this morning. I checked
    >> all
    >> the event log, there is no problem with the,. We used to have the
    >> experience,
    >> the ups usb cable drop signal make it beeping. Is there any other reasons
    >> for
    >> that? Or does MS have any reference for beeping?
    >>
    >> Thanks!

    >
    > Similar to what Steve said, the last time I had a beeping Windows 2003
    > server it was because of a degraded RAID.
    >
     
    Cliff Galiher, Jun 3, 2008
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  5. Rickie

    Rickie Guest

    The raid driver is from Intel and driver is updated. No hdd is faulty. The
    only thing I can notice is, the CRM program has memory leaking, so the free
    memory for server is only 150MB. Will that cause server beeping?

    "Cliff Galiher" wrote:

    > Just as a note, any good raid controller driver would write an event log for
    > a degraded RAID. If it ends up being a degraded RAID array and your event
    > logs are clear as you indicated, check with the manufacturer and make sure
    > you have the most up-to-date drivers...
    >
    > -Cliff
    >
    > "dan" <dan(remove)@westerveltconsulting.com> wrote in message
    > news:uN$...
    > >
    > > "Rickie" <> wrote in message
    > > news:...
    > >> We got a windows 2003 server which start to beep this morning. I checked
    > >> all
    > >> the event log, there is no problem with the,. We used to have the
    > >> experience,
    > >> the ups usb cable drop signal make it beeping. Is there any other reasons
    > >> for
    > >> that? Or does MS have any reference for beeping?
    > >>
    > >> Thanks!

    > >
    > > Similar to what Steve said, the last time I had a beeping Windows 2003
    > > server it was because of a degraded RAID.
    > >

    >
     
    Rickie, Jun 4, 2008
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  6. Rickie

    Rickie Guest

    Jim Behning SBS MVP wrote:
    > No, that is not that low on memory and that would no cause a beep to
    > occur.
    >
    > So you opened the web GUI page for the Intel raid manager, logged in
    > as an administrator or as a lookie loo and it said all arrays were
    > good? Looking at the event viewer may not tell you if there is a
    > problem. The other way to check is to reboot the server and to go into
    > the raid manager when it is booting up to look. You really do not want
    > to reboot until you have a good backup run. So far the only time I
    > have heard a server beep is when the raid is goofed up. UPSs will beep
    > when they have bad batteries but that beep is occasional and annoying
    > while raid problems cause constant beeping.
    >
    > On Wed, 4 Jun 2008 01:09:01 -0700, Rickie
    > <> wrote:
    >
    >> The raid driver is from Intel and driver is updated. No hdd is faulty. The
    >> only thing I can notice is, the CRM program has memory leaking, so the free
    >> memory for server is only 150MB. Will that cause server beeping?
    >>
    >> "Cliff Galiher" wrote:
    >>
    >>> Just as a note, any good raid controller driver would write an event log for
    >>> a degraded RAID. If it ends up being a degraded RAID array and your event
    >>> logs are clear as you indicated, check with the manufacturer and make sure
    >>> you have the most up-to-date drivers...
    >>>
    >>> -Cliff
    >>>
    >>> "dan" <dan(remove)@westerveltconsulting.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:uN$...
    >>>> "Rickie" <> wrote in message
    >>>> news:...
    >>>>> We got a windows 2003 server which start to beep this morning. I checked
    >>>>> all
    >>>>> the event log, there is no problem with the,. We used to have the
    >>>>> experience,
    >>>>> the ups usb cable drop signal make it beeping. Is there any other reasons
    >>>>> for
    >>>>> that? Or does MS have any reference for beeping?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Thanks!
    >>>> Similar to what Steve said, the last time I had a beeping Windows 2003
    >>>> server it was because of a degraded RAID.
    >>>>

    > See what SBS support is working on
    > http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/default.aspx
    > Check your SBS with the SBS Best Practices Analyzer
    > http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/archive/tags/BPA/default.aspx

    I did restart and I check the RAID, it is all good. After restart, beep
    gone. But I still don't know why it is beeping.
     
    Rickie, Jun 6, 2008
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