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System will not boot

By 10TIL4 ·
Hi All, Got a real problem here.

Got a server workstation to use, however, it won't go past the POST startup page. Here's what happens.

System powers up, goes to the POST page, then page goes blank, and system powers off after about 20 seconds.

Here's my setup. AMD Opteron dual-core (x2), 4GB RAM, 2GB per CPU, 40GB 10K SCSI HD, DVD/CDRW combo, NVIDIA video card. Nothing else.

I have swapped the SCSI cable, thinking bad terminator, or bad cable all together, removed 1 CPU, and it's allocated RAM, swapped the video card, Nothing I have done is working. Results are the same. Any suggestion would be GREATLY appreciated.

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by 10TIL4 In reply to System will not boot
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by mjd420nova In reply to System will not boot

You didn't say how far in post it gets, but it
sounds like a power supply problem, or a fault
sensed, causing the p/s to crowbar. Check the
cpu to be sure it's seated and any temps should
be checked. Is the uniy dusty, if so clean it
out and check the fan on the p/s.

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by 10TIL4 In reply to

I've verified that all devices are installed correctly, and are seated firmly in the system. Everything is new, system has never been used. I only get to the Post Page, where it says Press F1 to enter Setup, or press F11 for additional boot options. I will try booting the system without the HD in it, to see if there is something wrong with the way that the SCSI devices are configured. Too bad I can't get into Setup to check the System Log. I will add another comment once I've tried a few things as suggested.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to System will not boot

If you don't have the SCSI Drive address corectly and it's clashing with the Controller this will cause the problem.

Generally the SCSI Controllers address is 0 and you can chose between 1 - 7 for the HDD or 1 -14 depending on the SCSI Controller type.

But if the HDD has the same Number [SCSI address] as the controller it will not run the SCSI screen and should shut down because of a SCSI conflict.

Col

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to

Try removing any SCSI drives and see what happens if you get an error message that there is no Boot Device Present it's the SCSI Addressing and if it stays the same it's the Power Supply.

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by 10TIL4 In reply to

I've verified that all devices are installed correctly, and are seated firmly in the system. Everything is new, system has never been used. I only get to the Post Page, where it says Press F1 to enter Setup, or press F11 for additional boot options. I will try booting the system without the HD in it, to see if there is something wrong with the way that the SCSI devices are configured. Too bad I can't get into Setup to check the System Log. I will add another comment once I've tried a few things as suggested.

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by 10TIL4 In reply to System will not boot

I've verified that all devices are installed correctly, and are seated firmly in the system. Everything is new, system has never been used. I only get to the Post Page, where it says Press F1 to enter Setup, or press F11 for additional boot options. I will try booting the system without the HD in it, to see if there is something wrong with the way that the SCSI devices are configured. Too bad I can't get into Setup to check the System Log. I will add another comment once I've tried a few things as suggested.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to System will not boot

Well in that case have you tried Pressing the F1 key and entering the BIOS and setting it up?

As this is a new system it's possible that it's been assembeled and not tested so you'll have to enter the BIOS and do some basic settings there like Date Time and check that the CPU Speed is correct and that you have the complete amount of RAM installed. Once you have done this exit BIOS and save the changes that you should get it to work.

Col

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by 10TIL4 In reply to

System won't go that far.

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by 10TIL4 In reply to System will not boot

I finally figured it out. You guys are gonna love this... The system was giving a fan fault, for CPU0. Because of this, the system was not booting properly. I had removed the secondary CPU, and the system wouldn't boot, tried removing the primary, and it came up just fine, until I broke that CPU fan.

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