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Re: Heck, why did the server freeze?

On Fri, 26 Oct 2018 12:27:36 +0300
Reco <recoverym4n@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> 	Hi.

> > 
> > The problem is that the server froze.  I don't think that's what it
> > is supposed to do when a card fails.  
> It's my impression too.

A bad peripheral can cause almost any problem. If the bit of the card
connecting with the outside world fails, it probably won't affect the
rest of the computer. If a bit involving e.g. the PCI bus fails, it may
well stop other stuff from working, maybe the CPU itself. To be fair,
it's usually the outside bit that dies, often because of the fact that
it's connected to other equipment.

I had a dead PC a week ago. No PSU fan, even. Reseating the PATA
cable leading to the optical drives fixed it... and I've seen, at least
twice, a bad optical drive preventing start-up.