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By dcoyle ·
I am currently loading Win2K server on a HP E800 NetServer. It has dual PIII 866 chips, on-board ATI rage video and a NIC, 1096 (1 gig) RAM, 4 harddrives (all 18.1 gig: one HP and 3 Seagates), on board LSI/Symbios SCSI controller.
Problem is I get through most of the build...w2k loads etc, and does it's last re-boot...and comes up with this error:
"Hardware malfunction
Call your H/W vendor for support
NMI: Parity check / Memory parity error
*** The system has halted ***"

Now, the memory seems to test fine. I did a full diagnostic test (which HP have on their website for this unit). I tested various chips and get same error. They are in the correct slots on the motherboard, also. This is Kingston memory which HP specify for thisunit. So I doubt it is actually the memory. Also, used a boot disk, with the updated BIOS (from HP website), and get same error, once w2K is loading. So I presume it is not a Bios issue.
I am hoping someone has had the same problem before and can enlighten me? Like I say, I doubt it is either the memory or Bios. Could it be another type of hardware that is failing. Am open to suggestions. A detailed proceedure would be great? Points will be awarded.
Thx.

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by acattr In reply to Server Build - parity err ...
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by dcoyle In reply to Server Build - parity err ...

That's the one. Even though I had already figured out it was a second NIC card in the box, that was causing the error, the article is useful for another day! Thx. You win!

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by jwilczyn In reply to Server Build - parity err ...

You need to replace the Kingston memory with the original HP (expensive!). I've had similar problem - after I upgraded HP server box with the Kingston memory.

Good luck

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by dcoyle In reply to Server Build - parity err ...

Yes, that can be the case, and I have seen it before, that HP's, Compaq's only use their own memory (expensive); but if you look at HP E series servers under Kingston, the chips are listed as compatible. See ans 3! It seems to be okay now...but I will keep this in mind, for future days...thx.

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by george In reply to Server Build - parity err ...

From Kingston's website:

Part Number Description MSRP Buy
KTH8265/128 128MB ECC Module $50.00 Add
KTH8265/256 256MB ECC Module $136.00 Add
KTH8265/512 512MB ECC Module $229.00 Add

Check and make sure the part numbers are correct. I have used Kingston memory in many servers (unfortunately not HP) and have had no trouble.

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by dcoyle In reply to Server Build - parity err ...

Thx for the input. See above.

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