Server 2003 Unexpected Shutdowns

Microsoft Windows server 2003
December 29, 2009 at 06:52:39
Specs: W2K3 Std
Hello,
I have a windows server that is shutting down unexpectedly. In addition to finding out why, I need to find out how to stop the prompt that is displayed when logging on after a shutdown. This server needs to be logged on at all times and this prompt is preventing it from doing that.
Thank you!

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#1
December 29, 2009 at 07:42:17
I would look for possible overheating first. Are both fans running? There's a good chance that the power supply is going bad.

On the other hand, if you hear a click followed by the fastest shutdown you've ever seen, it's the mother board.

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#2
December 29, 2009 at 07:52:22
Thank you for your quick reply!
My main concern right now is disabling that prompt that Windows puts up asking for a reason for the last unexpected shutdown. This is a brand new server and I happen to know the vendor is constantly changing settings within his program, so am attributing those changes to the shutdowns. The customer however needs this server to be up and running 24/7, and in order for that to happen it has to be logged on.

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#3
December 29, 2009 at 08:21:05
I read somewhere that you can disable advanced options using bcdedit from a command prompt. Supposedly, that will stop it.

I would still try to find the reason for the shutdowns. Look at the event viewer.

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#4
December 29, 2009 at 08:25:20
Thanks, I'll take a look at that. Yes, I do still want to fix whatever it is that's causing it to crash! As for the Event Viewer, it's not as descriptive as I'd like, to say the least! Nothing concrete in there pointing me to anything. System Erros and USER32 Warnings that don't make much sense to me.

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#5
December 29, 2009 at 11:09:35
Search the errors on Google.

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