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IBM x3400 M3 Server Boot Device Priority

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We currently run (2) IBM x3400 M3 Servers for both our domain controllers at both locations. We run a nightly backup to a Iomega (eGO) external hard drive, partitoned NTFS (drive letter F:).

The issue that we are experiencing is when you first boot the server, it attempts to boot to the EXTERNAL hard drive, which displays on screen (NO OPERATING SYSTEM FOUND). Obviously we want it to first boot to our Intenal Hard Drives and not any removable media.

We went into the BIOS and removed "Removable Device" under the Boot Device Priority List, although it still attempts to boot to the USB drive that is plugged in.

I have attached a screenshot of the Boot Device list within the BIOS. What is the solution to this issue? We would like to keep the USB drive plugged in, and when the server needs to be restarted (after updates, maintenance, etc), we don't want to have to unplug the drive beforehand.  BIOS Screenshot
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You should use the "Select The Boot Hard Disk" to make the array hard disk the boot hard disk.  If this is still a probelm, see if you can remove CD/DVD-ROM from the Primary Startup Sequence, just in case it's being detected in that category.

Also, check inside the "Select The Boot Removable Devies" to see if you can remove the USB disk from the list, so it doesn't try to boot it.
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We have selected the correct HD array in the boot hard disk.
Also, we have removed the optical drive to test it.. still no luck.

The Removable Devices list doesn't even contain the USB drive, so it shouldn't be looking for it.. but it still does.

Any other ideas? I saw this thread below and thought this MAY work. Let us know!
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http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/2003_Server/Q_24147069.html?sfQueryTermInfo=1+10+30+boot
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