I have an Oracle database (10.2.0.1.0 I believe) on a Windows 2003 server that I believe has successfully crashed the OS itself twice. Debates on platforms and stability aside, the evidence suggests that the server becomes unresponsive to any remote access (ports open but services don't respond) due to what I can only guess is a bad state in the Oracle's process. The IT staff noted the process appeared to be preventing it from successfully rebooting when they went to power-cycle it.
I don't have physical access to the server. However, since it's up and running again, are there any logs/dumps/etc. that I can check which may point me in the right direction? If you were me, where would you begin? Google hasn't been kind on the subject.