troubleshooting Question

SCO Openserver 5 boot problem

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On Friday afternoon we had a power outage here in the building. This Dell PowerEdge was attached to a UPS, but that failed and the machine was shutdown hard. Now, the machine will not boot. What happens is:

POST passes
SCSI subsystem is scanned but fails. I've never watched this machine boot before,this might be "normal".
Boot: <enter>
Then a screen comes up with some hardware information and a final line
F ad160int, at which point the machine accepts no further input.

Some background, the machine was a "managed" type of thing provided to us with industry specific software on it. The support contracts ran out years ago but the IT guy in charge of that department hasn't done anything about it, and now that it's failed it's been dumped in my lap to rescue.

Looking in the manual and some online docs it seems that the "F ad160int" is telling me that the driver for the Adaptec card aren't initializing. At the Boot: prompt I can "dir" and see the file structure and everything looks ok, I think. Based on that I don't think the hard drive itself is buggered, but beyond that I'm kind of lost on what to do next. What should be my next steps?

I have no SCO knowledge, but I do work with Linux. If more information is needed I can get that.

Thanks for any help

Rob
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