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Windows Server Standard 2003 with beeping noises

We have an SR2300 chassis with WS Standard 2003 with DC, AD, Exchange. Basically, about a week ago, someone tried doing a backup of some files on  their pc and got an error message. Ever since then, the server itself has a beep every two seconds. I check the device manager and see no issues.
What can be the cause of this? What procedures should I perform?
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
Check the front of the chassis for any amber/orange lights on the drive trays. If you find any, this will indicate that the drive in that particular bay has failed and your RAID array that includes that drive is in Degraded mode.

If you see an amber/orange light for the status light on chassis itself, then a memory module has failed or some component within the chasis has failed.

Intel's site has the management software you need to find out the specifics here: http://downloadfinder.intel.com. Just put in SR2300 to get the downloads.

Philip
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renniscomAuthor Commented:
Is this something that can damage/affect performance (other than be quite annoying)? The status light is indeed amber. Would a reboot help also?
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renniscomAuthor Commented:
Also, could someone having attempted to back up a pc on the network have caused this by attempting to back up network shared files?

Thank you beforehand for all your detailed help
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
Which light is amber? One of the drive trays (C) or one of the status lights (F)?

Philip
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renniscomAuthor Commented:
One of the status lights
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
Okay, then you have either a failed CPU, one of the memory modules, or other component such as a fan.

Do you have the Intel Management software installed? If so, you can open it and check the status on the components to see what has failed.

Philip
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renniscomAuthor Commented:
The system status led and 2 disk drive status lights are both steady amber.
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
Are your backups good and tested?

Intel Management software is the next step.

Philip
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renniscomAuthor Commented:
I can download that from the link you submitted previously, correct? Is there a threat to the server going down?
Thank you so much for your time and patience with this.
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
Yes, you can download it.

Yes, your RAID array or arrays are in a degraded state and may crash on you at any time.

Philip
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