Server 2003 Standard - (Almost) Daily Blue Screens

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Jack Spratt, Jan 26, 2006.

  1. Jack Spratt

    Jack Spratt Guest

    Every day to day and a half I end up getting the "blue screen of death". This
    is a fresh install, no more than a month old. SP1 is installed. Had Asian
    language support installed but read that this may be the cause of my problems
    (memory leak) so I uninstalled it (But I need it!). System crashes are still

    My setup is:
    - I have 10 to 20 users at one time remote desktopped in to the server
    either thin clients or windows 98 clients. I have 39 machines on site so
    ultimately I can have 39 users on at one time. (When the server crashes
    all the
    users are affected and have to wait for 20 minutes for the server to
    boot up
    again. NOT GOOD!)
    - Server is the only domain controler in my network
    - Server is File Server, Print Server, Application Server, Terminal
    Server, Remote
    Access/VPN Server, Domain Server (Active Directory), DNS Server
    - I have two 2.8 Ghz Xeon processors and 2 GB of RAM (Speed is not a

    I have yet to see any consistancy of what leads up to the failure. I've been
    a "good user" and have forwarded the report to Microsoft each time but the
    webpage that is displayed does not show any helpful information.

    I've read that this problem can be caused by SP1 but am hesitant in
    uninstalling it as I'm not sure what security or functionality I'm giving up.
    Any shared experiences and preferably suggestions on how to resolve this
    issue would be appreciated.



    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: System Error
    Event Category: (102)
    Event ID: 1003
    Date: 1/25/2006
    Time: 5:20:59 PM
    User: N/A
    Computer: ABC2003SERVER
    Error code 000000ab, parameter1 0000000c, parameter2 00000030, parameter3
    00000000, parameter4 00000002.

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at
    0000: 53 79 73 74 65 6d 20 45 System E
    0008: 72 72 6f 72 20 20 45 72 rror Er
    0010: 72 6f 72 20 63 6f 64 65 ror code
    0018: 20 30 30 30 30 30 30 61 000000a
    0020: 62 20 20 50 61 72 61 6d b Param
    0028: 65 74 65 72 73 20 30 30 eters 00
    0030: 30 30 30 30 30 63 2c 20 00000c,
    0038: 30 30 30 30 30 30 33 30 00000030
    0040: 2c 20 30 30 30 30 30 30 , 000000
    0048: 30 30 2c 20 30 30 30 30 00, 0000
    0050: 30 30 30 32 0002
    Jack Spratt, Jan 26, 2006
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  2. Stuart Graham, Jan 26, 2006
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  3. Jack Spratt

    Jack Spratt Guest

    This hotfix may fix the problem but I have to contact Microsoft to get it and
    pay and additional chunk of money but I work in a not-for-profit institution
    and the price of $245 (US) is a little steep. The issue is almost getting to
    the point of having to pay Microsoft more money but the powers that be have
    declined up to this point.

    Thanks for your suggestion.

    Jack Spratt, Jan 26, 2006
  4. Microsoft will open a hotfix case for free if you implicitly tell them you
    just want a hotfix sent out, they only charge when you want support on that
    Stuart Graham, Jan 26, 2006
  5. Jack Spratt

    Jack Spratt Guest

    Appreciate that. I just got off the phone with Microsoft and have received
    the hotfix.

    I'll install it tonight as i'm assuming a restart may be required and then
    let it run for a few days and see if it takes care of the blue screens.

    Thanks for your help.

    Jack Spratt, Jan 27, 2006
  6. Good stuff,

    Keep us posted on your progress

    Stuart Graham, Jan 27, 2006
  7. Jack Spratt

    Jack Spratt Guest

    It's been a whole three days since I installed the patch and no blue screens.
    It's looking promising. I even reinstalled Asian language support.

    Thanks for your help.

    Jack Spratt, Jan 30, 2006
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