Please Help with Event ID 6008 & 1076



    Friends : A many happy New Year to All.


    I have my main domain controller with Win 2003 server with SP2.

    McAfee Antivirus with latest update.RAM 2 GB.which handles AD,DHCP, Wins services.


    from last 3 weeks my domain controller is SHUTTING DOWN unexpectedly every 3-4 days..


    I found the following events in the event viewier.


    ************************** EVENT ID 6008 ****************************

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: EventLog
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 6008
    Date:  12/31/2007
    Time:  12:02:53 AM
    User:  N/A
    Computer: RUHMDC
    The previous system shutdown at 11:56:32 PM on 12/30/2007 was unexpected.

    For more information,
    see Help and Support Center at
    0000: d7 07 0c 00 00 00 1e 00   ×.......
    0008: 17 00 38 00 20 00 da 00   ..8. .Ú.
    0010: d7 07 0c 00 00 00 1e 00   ×.......
    0018: 14 00 38 00 20 00 da 00   ..8. .Ú.


    ********************** EVENT ID 1076 *************************

    Event Type: Warning
    Event Source: USER32
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 1076
    Date:  12/31/2007
    Time:  4:13:26 PM
    User:  SAUDICARRIER\Administrator
    Computer: RUHMDC
    The reason supplied by user SAUDICARRIER\Administrator for the last unexpected shutdown of this
    computer is: Other (Unplanned)
     Reason Code: 0xa000000
     Bug ID:
     Bugcheck String:
     Comment: NO IDEA

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at
    0000: 00 00 00 0a               ....   



    Can anyone let me know how resolve this issue, as this is my main domain controller.

    Any advise / input could be a great help.

    Many Thanks.


    Mohammed Muzaffar.

    Network administrator.

    Team IT.



    Tuesday, January 01, 2008 8:25 AM

All replies

  • what events occcured before the unexpected shutdown? Could you be loosing power? Also, i'd suggest running any hardware diagnostics you can.


    Wednesday, January 02, 2008 3:51 PM
  • I am wondering if you have found the culprit and a solution as my Server 2003 Domain controller started to do the same. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.




    Thursday, February 07, 2008 11:55 PM
  • Dear,


    I was able to fix it.

    recommend you to try the following.


    1. If you have Activiated the log off Screen with Password protection then Remove it (like LOG OFF After 30 Min). REMOVE THIS.

    2. Avoid taking the domain as Remote desktop. Spl from Win2000 PC.

    3. Remove the Users whose Accounts are disabled.


    For me the first one did the job. let me know your result.



    Saturday, February 09, 2008 7:15 AM
  • Patch up server with latest updates...

    if problems still persistes then remove the mcafee and test... sometime antivirus also gives nightmares...

    all the best



    • Proposed as answer by FCLParthiban Wednesday, December 04, 2013 10:26 AM
    Wednesday, January 18, 2012 9:25 PM
  • Hi muzaffer,

    can u send me  ur server Hardware & software Details. Bcos I have faced the three type of issue in my server also but  i could be resolved the error.

    Wednesday, December 04, 2013 10:25 AM