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Is the HD SAS/SCSI/SATA on a raid controller?

If so you need to enter the RAID config (not the bios, but there will be a RAID config option during the boot process CTRL+M I believe.. but it will say on screen.) Then you need to set up the raid config, then initialise, then the drive will be detected for loading the OS.

Either that or the drive(s) shafted.

What sort of disks are you using?

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Sep 09, 2010

What is the problem? If you give a more detailed question we can give the correct advice!

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Sep 09, 2010

Try to remove SCSI card.
I had some problem, it was from scsi card.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Aug 29, 2010

From BIOS, change
Os instalation mode to OFF

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Aug 29, 2010

you will need to load the drivers for the scsi controller assuming someone has written one for a dell server

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Jun 07, 2010

Your probably got one ofthe following:

1. har drive crash
2. Hdd controller failure

Ether witch will need replacment parts and that you would see a local tech for if you do not know what your doing. You might need a new hard drive or acontroller in this case.

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Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Jun 07, 2010

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Entschuldigung für die schlechte Deutsch, aber ich bin mit Google Translate
Handbücher sind in Englisch, ich weiß es nicht, wenn sie verfügbar sind, auch in deutscher Sprache.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Jun 02, 2010

If it's still working, there's no "requirement" to replace it, but Dell will probably not support it after a certain age.

Servers in general will fail on either power supplies or hard disks. Both of those are well past the average lifespan (what's called the "mean time between failure", or mtbf for the parts)

If you don't have an IT person or department, the simplest approach is to ask yourself this question:
"What is the cost to my business if this computer dies tomorrow?"

Then figure out how much it would be to replace the computer (purchase + install and configure)
If the replacement cost is less than the business-impact cost, then you should replace this 7-year-old box.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on May 22, 2010

the dvd may be damage or bad or the dvd player is bad or damage

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Apr 24, 2010


Its very difficult to have an OS installed without an OS installation disk. The simple reason is when you boot the system with the OS disk it will take you through stages where you can break the mirrors and create new ones. I tried finding suggestions to install from backups but did not find any. Not sure if you can install OS from backups on PowerEdge.

Find the link bellow from Dell who have some suggestion about booting via floppy. Were you provided with Floppy. You can search on Dell's support site by entering the service tag:


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Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Apr 05, 2010

Either the power supplies have both failed, which is unlikely, or they are not connected to a hot outlet. Frequently servers are connected to uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) instead of being connected directly to a wall outlet. Make sure the UPS is on and functioning.

Dell provides lifetime phone support for their servers so you should give them a call if you need more help tracking down the problem. (800) 945-3355

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Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Feb 16, 2010


You can look on MS website for minimum requirements or you can use the 1st disk to test your server to see if is compatable. With your server on, Put the 1st disk in your optical drive and choose the option to test your server for compatiablity. It will generate a report for you.

Good Luck

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Feb 10, 2010

You must check if your bios detect your hard disk. check also if you r hard disk is sata and if it is on master jumper. see also it the HDD sata is enable in your bios. if all of this is ok, it must find the HDD. If not, you need to change your HDD.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Feb 09, 2010

Is this any help? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Host_adapter

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Feb 09, 2010


The process is easy but lengthy to type. use this link to get an online step-by-step on how to do this.


Good Luck

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Feb 05, 2010

It states 1-3-2 = No memory installed
Remove and reset the memory modules (see "Memory Modules"). If the problem persists, replace the system board (see "System Board"). Good Luck

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Jan 29, 2010


You can silence all alarm in the BIOS settings.

Good Luck

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Jan 26, 2010


You would need to unscrew the thumbscrew located on the right side of the rear panel, press top and bottom cover release tabs and pull the cover toward you. To replace, perform the steps in reverse.

Good Luck

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Jan 25, 2010

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