Server SCSI issue
Posted on 2011-05-05
I inherited an old network and on this network there is one old put together server that was running Windows Small Business server 2000. This server was domain controller, AD, DHCP, DNS and exchange server; so you can imagine how important this is to resolve issue. The issue that I am facing now is that the server had an issue, i'm thinking power. The board is an ASUS PU-DLS with a hardware RAID SCSI card and two SCSI drives. I replaced RAM, Power Supply, and SCSI hardware card (with identical card) but everytime I try to boot the server it continually goes into the BIOS. I disconnected all hardware except the CD-ROM and tried to boot to a BSD bootable disk but the server just boots to the BIOS.
I have reset the CMOS, and tried to boot to an IDE solo drive but did not work and only boots to BIOS. Is this a bad board? Would like to flash the BIOS but the thing will not boot from any device, it only goes into BIOS. Anyone have suggestions?
I can only find one identical board online but for a 1000, which isn't going to fly. So, i wonder if I was to remove the SCSI drives and place them in another server w/out the exact hardware will I be able to boot the devices? Will this screwup anything?
Any responses are greatly appreciated.