Dell t620 PE - System Error Message : PDR 1116

I had to rebuild a 3-disk array for a windows R2 server
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I replaced the disks, used the perc 6i to create the Raid-5 .. used a Storagecraft Full copy to recover the system
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Server is back up and running as usual - no issues with this
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Evidently ... the intial drives must have been in slots: 01,02,03  ... When I removed them I put the new drives in slots: 00,01,02
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NOW the server keeps giving me the Erro MEssage PDR1116 ,  Disk 3 is removed or unavailable ... reseat
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There is no Disk 3 ... I can't figure out how to get rid of that damn blinking yellow Error Message light
There has to be some way to have the server stop thinking there is a drive in slot 3
I assume I could put a disk there just to stop the error, but that seems like a long way around of ignoring my lack of being able to reset the blinking yellow light
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Lionel MMSmall Business IT ConsultantCommented:
by "the server" you mean the dell bios/os and not windows, right? that is what I am assuming--you will have to go into the perc 6i raid config and find where that slot was in use and remove it. I would check all the setting there to see if that slot is designated as "in use"
pgm554Commented:
Call Dell,it's free and they're pretty decent on servers.
PAGANEDAuthor Commented:
OK ... after going crazy in the PERC 6i ... bios system settings ... you name it x-settings ... I started messing with the little alert button on the front of the server ...  I am used to these things in that an error is shown, and you fix the error by fixing the problem .. the error automatically goes away.  If there is a log over-flow issue, then you need to use Open Manage and clear the log ...
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So in the case for this VERSION of the dell power edge alert code button thingy ... if a drive is removed and not had time to be formatted after being seated, then it will NOT clear its missing drive event
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You need to go into the the little box thingy and HIDE the alert ... then SAVE the change using the little buttons ... then it will go away ... then it will turn blue again ... YAY !
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PAGANEDAuthor Commented:
The other options were methods of attempting to figure out how to fix the issue. The real fix ends up , in this case of a missing disk error for a disk slot that should be empty, is clearing the alert that occurred when a disk was at one time seated in that slot. You have to use the little power-edge dell error code box, and clear the reference to the error from there
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