We have an NT server at work that seems to have some big problems with
the DHCP server. In this last week, its twice now shut down this service
on us. You go into DHCP Manager, and double click on this machine, and it
says that it cant find "local Machine", and asks if you want to remove it.
You cant get into the scope, all the options are grey'd out. You go into
the control panel, into Services, and try to start it, and you get ERROR
2140 An internal NT error has occured. We looked up this error in the
manuals that came with the resource kit, and it says just that, an
internal error has occured. (No explanation on how to repair this. Thank
you for dealing with Microsoft). We've tried every suggestion on how to
get this service back up and nothing has worked, except for formatting
the partionion and reinstalling NT. (We worked on it for 3 hours, where
as a reinstall takes only 2)
This is extremly frustrating, and is really drawing up the questions of
NT stability. Nobody has touched the computer, and it does this on its
own twice in one week. the labs that we had attached to this server that
relied on its DHCP abilities have had to had their IP addressed hardcoded
in. We cant keep users accounts on the system since it has to be
reinstalled twice a week. the first time it crashed we figured it was our
fault. All the machines attached to it were removed except 3 for testing.
And again, when booting windows one morning all 3 came up with DHCP
errors. They had worked fine the day before.
Has any one else experienced this problem? And if so, how have you
corrected it? Is there something perhaps that we're doing to cause this
Thanks in advance.
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