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A recently-installed Netware 5.0 Server works fine for a couple of days. It has a Pentium 166 CPU, 64MB memory, Realtek RTL8139 PCI Fast Ethernet NIC, and an IDE Hard disk.

It could not start yesterday. It stopped after "Processing stage 1 of loading of nlms" when "loadding module LSL.NLM" and also gave the following message:

"Processor Speed 166MHZ, CPUID 52C:18F
Family5, Model 2, Stepping C"

What's wrong with the Link Support Layer? Is it a harware error, or software error?

I don't want to re-install it!

Thank you for your help.
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Was this an upgrade from nw4 or earlier ?
If so, recopy the system files from the NetWare 5.0 installation CD from INSTALL.BAT and selecting the 3.x or 4.x in-place upgrade option (This will work for copying the needed files to an existing NetWare 5.0 even if the server was never 3.x or 4.x ) or use NWConfig copy files option. Repatch the server to the latest OS, NDS, or other necessary patches.

The cpu info is from running cpucheck.nlm and may just be a delayed report.
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Here is a TID with a description of what is happening, not much help otherwise though.

Novell NetWare 5.0 Loadstage Descriptions (Last modified: 13OCT1999)  TID10018811
This document (10018811) is provided subject to the disclaimer at the end of this document.
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Goal:      Novell NetWare 5.0 Loadstage Descriptions


Fact:      Novell NetWare 5.0
Formerly TID 2942146


Fix:      
Registry / Configuration Manager
NWKCFG.NLM provides the functionality used by the Kernel for the managing and execution of the load order template. The template consists of 32 stages. Stages 0 - 5 are defined as Kernel stages, with stages 7 through 31 as user stages.
Each stage consists of template entry for each nlm to be loaded and the order to be loaded in, including information on where to load the nlm from. The definition of where to load the nlm from is in the LoadFlags Definition Table. The following tables describe each stage and the nlms it loads.

STAGE K (Kernel Startup stage)
The Kernel Startup stage is the process that first loads the CDBE.NLM (NetWare Configuration DataBase Engine). After the kernel initializes, it will then load NWKCFG.NLM, which will then begin the loading of nlms by stages. NWKCFG.NLM uses the CDBE engine for knowing which NLMs that need to be loaded and when.

STAGE 0 (Pre STARTUP.NCF stage)
The nlms that are loaded during the Pre Start-up.ncf stage are generally extended kernel services. These services have no dependencies on any nlms (except storage services) and the only functions that they need are provided by the OS kernel (memory, threads, etc.). Also these nlms\ must be loaded before the STARTUP.NCF is executed.
SHOWLOGO.NLM 0 FLLoadFromDOSorList
CPUCHECK.NLM 1 FLLoadFromDOSorList
DIAG500.NLM 2 FLLoadFromDOSorList
NEB.NLM 3 FLLoadFromDOSorList
NBI.NLM 4 FLLoadFromDOSorList
MM.NLM 5 FLLoadFromDOSorList
NWPA.NLM 6 FLLoadFromDOSorList
NWPALOAD.NLM 7 FLLoadFromDOSorList
ORION.NLM 7 FLLoadFromSYSorDOS

STAGE 1 (Post STARTUP.NCF & Pre SYS Volume Mount stage)
The nlms that are loaded during the Post STARTUP.NCF execution / Pre SYS Volume Mount stage are nlms that require kernel services and storage services. These nlms will be ran after startup.ncf has been executed but before any volumes are mounted.
LSL.NLM 0 FLLoadFromDOSorList
CONNMGR.NLM 1 FLLoadFromDOSorList
LFS.NLM 2 FLLoadFromDOSorList
FILESYS.NLM 3 FLLoadFromDOSorL...

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Does the system lock up or just stop?
Check the other 3 NLM's will load and try mounting the volumes.  Maybe it is here that the problems is and not with LSL.NLM
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There is a new LSL.NLM in service pack 1a.  Have you installed this ?
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by:Whall
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Install service pack 4a.  It had is a major upgrade to Netware 5.0
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