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NT Server freezes after a few hours.

NT Server freezes after a few hours.

NT Server freezes after a few hours.

(OP)
I have a P133 Compaq Proliant 1500 with 256MG of ram and MSSQL being used, and FAT as the file system. The server is freezing up after a few hours with no resource issues. The only error is in the application log:

The Open Procedure for service "ContentFilter" in DLL "QPerf.dll" failed. Performance data for this service will not be available. Status code returned is DWORD 0.

Is there anything I can do to make this more stable?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
JBC

RE: NT Server freezes after a few hours.

SYMPTOMS
========
After you install the Windows NT Option Pack, the following error may occur in
the Windows NT Event Log:
The procedure for service content filter in DLL Qperf.dll failed. The performance data for this service will not be available.

This error can also occur for Isapisearch or Content Index.

CAUSE
=====

The Performance Monitor counters for Index Server are not loaded correctly
during setup.

WORKAROUND
==========

To work around this problem, do the following:

1. Extract Ciperfm.h, Filtperf.h, Perfwci.h, Perfci.ini, Perffilt.ini, and
Perfwci.ini from the Windows NT Option Pack Is20.cab file.

2. Place these files in the \winnt\System32 folder.

3. Type the following commands from a command prompt in the System32 folder:

lodctr perfci.ini
lodctr perffilt.ini
lodctr perfwci.ini

This should correctly install the Performance Monitor counters for Index Server.

RE: NT Server freezes after a few hours.

(OP)
Is there any reason why it would crash though?

RE: NT Server freezes after a few hours.

dodgy network card somewhere on the network?
dodgy ram strip?
user copying odd file names?
virus?

RE: NT Server freezes after a few hours.

Is it talking to any macs?
(suuuure blame the macs......)
One of our servers didn't like to run Norton while receiving files from our macs.

RE: NT Server freezes after a few hours.

(OP)
Nope. I still have a feeling that it might be a relation to having SQL on a FAT partition.

RE: NT Server freezes after a few hours.

One of the first things I do after a server crash, or really after installing my apps is defrag the hard drive..
I use the lite version of diskeeper. It has actually fixed a few problems I've encountered with nt..
Certainly the server would be more efficent using ntfs (i'm assuming it's a large harddrive).
Are there other service running ie jetadmin or something that could be causing a memory leak..
If's it not a PDC or BDC i would turn off all unused services. ie browser, messanger, etc..let the server just run SQL.

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