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My web server is continuously crashing. When I log in, via SSH, to reboot it I get an input/output error. I can't reboot and I have to call the host. They host checked and it is not a problem with the HDD. What else could it be and how can I go about fixing it?

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closed as not a real question by EEAA, rnxrx, Michael Hampton, Ward, Scott Pack Sep 25 '12 at 0:20

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If they haven't already done so, try running fsck which will check the consistency of the file system. Do you get this error when trying to do any other tasks, maybe ps -e? There is some sort of communication error going on

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