I have a "server" that recently has started crashing around once a week. I have yet to find a reason for the crashing but the nonrecoverable nature of the crash is unusual. The machine is standard desktop parts and only the essentials.
- AMD Phenom II X6 1045T CPU
- MSI 785GM-P45 Motherboard
- 4 x G.SKILL Ripjaws 4GB DDR3 SDRAM
- Antec PSU
- APC SmartUPS 850VA UPS
- 2 x Western Digital WD10EARS Caviar Green 1TB HDDs
The uninterruptable power supply is connected via USB and the server is configured to power down in the event of a power outage and to wake on USB trigger from the UPS or WOL.
When the server crashes it locks up and becomes completely unresponsive, no bluescreen or anything else, and the power LED flashes slowly on and off at 1 second intervals. Physically disconnecting power, waiting for 10 seconds and then reconnecting the power is the only way to bring it back online.
Does anyone have any insight into what the blinking power LED indicates?