Bad switch port for nic card would that cause win2008 server errors 5962 and 162?

Posted on 2012-09-06
Last Modified: 2012-09-10
These errors 5962 and 162 showed as config change error messages when rebooted server- can't find detail on what these errors mean.
Question by:Lmaps
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    Do these error messages come up on the BIOS screen when the server boots?
    What is the make and model of the server?
    Is this an IBM server?
    Can you please post the exact message that comes up with each code?

    Depending on the server the meaning of the codes might be different..
    Code 162 - configuration change
    could mean that when the server booted it found something different to what was already configured in the BIOS
    so this would mean some kind of hardware change - add/removing a device or memory or something.

    Code 5962 IDE DVD drive configuration error
    could mean that there is something wrong with the way the DVD drive is connected/configured

    I dont think a network cable/switch port problem would cause these errors
    You wont be able to tell if there are fixed until you reboot the server again
    You also might have to reboot, go into the BIOS, exit and save the config to clear the error messages.

    Did you also post the same question on another forum?
    I think I just saw it there too....
    That's a pretty low points value you've assigned to this question, people who answer
    questions on EE like to get points - so next time be a bit more generous with the points!
    Good luck

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    Thank you.  Sorry if points were too stingy.

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