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SCSI Disk not booting after power failure

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I have a Dell PowerEdge 600SC Server, with Red Hat Linux ES 4.

Last night, after having a power failure, the server rebooted and now is not booting. The hard drive is SCSI.

After passing the POST step, the system hangs up. Im not able to load the BIOS Setup, neither the Dell Utility to verify if there are disk problems. When i try to access the BIOS Setup, the system freezes while trying to enter to the Setup.

What could be some steps to see where the problem exactly is?

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When you say BIOS,do you mean SCSI BIOS OR system BIOS?


Well if you can't get into the BIOS,I would suggest breaking the system down into it's simplist components.
Remove all extra cards from the system and disconnect the hard drive and power from all but a bootable device that can use bootable media (floppy ,cdrom) and see if you can get into BIOS.

If not remove the CMOS battery from the MOBO and wait like 5 minutes or look for a jumper that will reset the system on the MOBO.

If that doesn't work ,you have a major hardware issue and I would call Dell.
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