NO SCSI devices detected

have a server that when I walked in this morning had an error of no SCSI devices detected...so I can't get in.  Would it be a longshot that it has lost it's SCSI controller drive?
ikeeponAsked:
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dovcampCommented:
According to a post on HP's forums:

Press F10 to enter to utility partition and via view or modify computer settings set boot and controller order.

See complete post at:
http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=848494

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dbruntonCommented:
If you mean the SCSI controller card, no.  (Still possible though).

More likely a hard disk failure or cable failure or terminator failure.

You could check that all cables to hard disk, power and SCSI are still connected, give them a gentle push in case they have worked out.
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ikeeponAuthor Commented:
I meant the drivers.  :)
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dbruntonCommented:
No, this is a hardware problem, not a driver problem.

The message is coming from the SCSI controller, its not even getting to the operating system - which is on the SCSI hard disk - where the driver exist.
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dovcampCommented:
A few questions:

1) What is the SCSI card model?
2) What devices are attached to the card?
3) What is the exact error message that you are getting.

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ikeeponAuthor Commented:
smart array 221 Controller
9.1 gb drives

Error 177 Configuration not complete
Controller order not setup

Scsi device not detected

Model:  Proliant 1850R
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ikeeponAuthor Commented:
Thanks, unfortunately that option only continues to set up the OS as if it is not there nomore.
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jtokashCommented:
Seen it plenty of times before... dovcamp has it right on.  In the setup utility (you can use an older version of SmartStart to get there if needed) you need to ensure the Smart Array controller is at or near the top of the list.  It sounds like it lost the config, and defaulted to the SCSI controller first.  Since it doesn't have a valid OS disk its then pushing back saying there is no OS to load and asking you about setting it up.
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jtokashCommented:
oh yeah, most likely caused by a failing or shorted cmos battery.  did you just recently apply power or start it up?  this can happen if left unpowered for an extended period of time.  Far more quickly on older machines like an 1850R.
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ikeeponAuthor Commented:
Well server is back up.  We went ahead and followed the scary prompts from pressing F10.  It said everything from reinstall the OS to configure devices.  I guess the later System utilites are better worded.  At any rate, it reconfigured some file? and all well.
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