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Dell PowerEdge R720 Server 2008 r2 crash

Dell PowerEdge R720 Windows 2008 R2 tag # CJCLCY1
Server crashed on me, when I try to boot it gets stuck here for around 10 minutes "Initializing firmware interfaces and then gives me a "A system restart is required"
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Can't use F8, I do have a bootable CD that I will try, I also notice that one o the hard drives has no light; I'm pretty sure this drive is part of my RAID where the O.S. is installedUser generated image
any suggestions are apricated

I do have a backup and I'm downloading my data onto a diff. server with an ETA of 16 hours
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Can you get into iDRAC? From there you might be able to get more information. At least see if it is possible to do a firmware update. Sounds like something might be corrupted.
what raid are you running?  it might be as simple as to remove the bad drive, to get going again
If it's of any help, I found some information about the same kind of error with firmware update and instructions.

Please let us know one way or the other so we can help more if required.
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