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Can't boot at all from HP TC4100

Posted on 2010-08-21
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I need help! I need someone who is an expert with HP TC4100.

Currently we cannot boot at all from the server (CDROM, HD). This happened after we removed the casing to check the drives. The drives are in SCSI and on RAID 5.

We've managed to put back in all the drives. No drive boots anymore on Channel 0 which is the boot drive. We've tried putting in a Windows 2000 installer CD as a last resort and it won't boot to it as well.

We've checked the BIOS and the boot priority is fine. We've reset the BIOS and recreated the RAID configuration on Netraid Express Tools but to no avail. We've even tried another working CD ROM but it won't boot to it as well.

We have no idea what's keeping us from booting now. Any idea is appreciated.
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Have you pulled power switch after replacing drives to re-detect array?
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Go get the free ISO version of http://www.memtest86.com and follow their directions to burn it to a CD.  If you have more than 4GB of ram, choose the older version when it boots.
If even that won't boot, try reseating the CPU and substitute other memory or remove all but one module.  Once you have that working, add back the meory to find the failing one(s) or test, one at a time.
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We ended up retiring the server.  Thanks for your contributions.
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