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W2K3 Server loops in and out of StandBy

I have a new Whitebox server I just built.  Specs are: Intel SE7520BD2 board, Dual 3.2 Xeon's, 4GB Mem, (8) 300GB SATA2 drives on an Adaptec 8 port SATA2 Raid controller setup in a Raid 5. W2K3 Standard R2, fresh install, latest 27 updates from Microsoft, Axis Camera Station.

The issue is that when I installed W2K3 for the first time, I installed the Intel Chipset drivers, during the install the system went into StandBy. Then it came out of standby for a min, teased me a little, then shut the mouse off and went back into StandBy. It would just loop in and out of StandBy every 30 seconds or so.

I wiped the server, reloaded W2K3 and did not install the Intel Chipset drivers and was working just fine. Installed the Onboard Lan driver seperately, got Windows updates, rebooted several times. I joined the machine to the Domain and rebooted. The logon screen came up, I put in the Domain username and password to log in and it went right back to looping in and out of StandBy again.

I went into the BIOS on the board, disabled the HT and Execute disable bit for the Procs, disabled the onboard SATA and SCSI ports, turned on the 2nd onboard NIC as it was previously disabled, I logged into safe mode just fine, disjoined the server from the Domain, nothing seems to fix this problem.

I have spent several hours of config time into the current build and would prefer NOT to wipe and start over again.

Big points for however can figure this one out.
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mcsweenSr. Network AdministratorCommented:
Go into the BIOS and turn off advanced power features and see if that fixes your problem.  The only problem with doing this is you might get a HAL error when you go to start windows again because you have essencially changed the hardware abstract layer.  If you get this then you will have to either turn the advanced power featuers back on or reinstall windows.

You might want to see if there is a BIOS update available before messing with the ACPI stuff.
JMayerSellarsAuthor Commented:
I have solved my own problem.

On the front board pin headers where the sleep button usually sits, I had it swapped with another header.

Server is working like a champ.
Glad it finally worked !

Then I suggest a PAQ with refund

PAQed with points refunded (500)

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