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Backup feature fails and WHS freezes/crashes? RRS feed

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  • I have an older PC (Athlon XP w/ 1GB ECC, Seagate 120GB, and a new Samsung 1.5TB attached via SATA controller card) which I thoroughly stress tested before installing WHS on it. I used Prime95, MemScope, and Heavy Load for several hours each (P95 and Heavy Load work fine on WHS).  So I successfully installed WHS, and it does not seem to complain about anything. BUT...whenever it tries to do a backup, it goes OK for a little while, and then the server freezes.  The backup never completes and I always have a red "Critical" WHS icon in my system tray.  The system also randomly crashes sometimes, generating a Send Error report message.

    I looked in Event Viewer, but it didn't seem to offer much detail.  I looked at Device Manager, no issues there.  The BIOS is not reporting any overheating on the CPU or any odd voltages. The Console app says the disks are healthy.  I don't get it.

    Wednesday, August 18, 2010 8:59 AM