PowerEdge 2300 will not boot with SCSI backup drive
Posted on 2005-04-05
Sorry to be so whiny, but this is a critical question. We have a Dell PowerEdge 2300 running windows server 2003. I am adding a new PowerVault 122T tape backup device to this server via a SCSI card. Whenever I connect the PowerVault drive, the system will not boot and I get NTLDR is missing press ctrl alt del to restart. It seems to me that the server is looking to boot to the tape drive instead of the hard drives. I have upgraded the system bios and checked everything in there but to no avail. One thing that I noticed was that when the system is booting, and the PERC configuration utility part comes up, (the ctrl + m part) the system will count up to SCSI ID 6 (the same ID the tape drive is on) and sit there for about 3 minutes. (I assume that it is looking to boot here.) Does anyone know exactly where I would go to change the server's boot order for SCSI devices? Believe me, I have tried everything in the system BIOS. (ctrl + alt + enter) Thank you very much for ANY assistance here.