Originally Posted by Kustom42
Did you forget to put banana peels in the flux capacitor? That'll do it.
It's going to be really hard to determine, you only say PCI was broken? Was this a PCI expansion card? The PCI bus on the motherboard itself? What was the actual piece of faulty hardware? Was there any connectivity on this PCI or any PCI device running on the system? If so, which devices were on the network when the hardware fault occurred?
That's going to be some good info to help us give you some possible causes.
I apologize for my poor explanation. It is hard for me to sufficiently explain hardware as I am more involved with software.
It is an external PCI plugged into the motherboard. It was running an external monitor that was used as a separate display. This network is a wired network that runs 9 labs of 3 computers. [EDIT] These computers are all configured exactly the same.
My main issue is not the PCI breaking but that when it broke and the computer shut down prematurely, why would that make all the other computers on the network to freeze?