Why Does a Server Crash?
Know the Signs Before it Happens.
A server crash can occur for many reasons. Sometimes, there is a server hardware problem, or two hard drives in a RAID 5 crash. However, most crashes are caused by Windows server and software issues.
Usually, a server crash is preceded by error log notifications, which means if a technician is monitoring the server, he will be notified of a problem before a crash occurs. Because monitoring prevents crashes, we include it as part of regular server maintenance plan.