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What error s it giving you? Have you tested the chip to ensure it's not faulty to begin with?

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on May 06, 2019

  • Seagate does not supply drivers for SATA drives because hard drives themselves do not require specific device drivers. Operating systems such as Windows XP/2000 may not automatically recognize the SATA controller in the system. This is especially true if the hardware is newer than the operating system.
  • Try ti find the exact driver for another O/S then install it in "compatibility mode" , it may work so

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Jan 24, 2019

Depending on the RAID setup you have for your server. Best thing to do is search for "Dell Open Manage" software for your server and install it Once installed it will give you all the information about your hardware. you should b able to rebuild RAID with same size drive if previous drive is bad, RAID will build automatically and take a long time to complete,

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Jan 09, 2019

I would start with reseating the RAM and disconnecting and reconnecting motherboard and system connections as there is a chance that something got rattled in shipping.
Where was it before it was in Panama? Maybe the power system is different and you might need a different power supply?

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Sep 16, 2018

a waste of time and effort installing win xp on anything as it is no longer supported by Microsoft and had real problems with drivers for just about everything
install win 10 and it will work

Dell POWEREDGE... | Answered on Sep 16, 2018

Any Dvd Rom should work fine with the server.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Apr 14, 2018

It might not be a driver. It might be the monitor. Try another monitor.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Apr 14, 2018

using a DELL 13 year old server... 850 model.
REDUX #3, (im almost up to speed on YOUR GOAL)
you bought the wrong server, sure been there done that.
and discover to your chagrin that the SATA port
is useless for SAS new drives.
well it is. sorry.
not only that those 2 ports are slow, Intel ACH7 chips are Slow.
but so is that old Pentium inside.
omg some with CELERY chip dogs

i see that call SAS SCSI back 13 years ago
ok that cute, historically.
the CTO order new server had 10 choice on
just the controller (drive) with cables for data
power , backplane and cage, all missing in yours.

there is only 2 cures.
1: buy the dell parts missing in your server.
card + cable + sas cage (and matching backplane)
I bet only uses ones exist now,ask DELL that.
2: buy a cheap raid card, and flash it to HBA mode.
JBOD mode.
now some images



perc-v2jzpkvbuwxiggkcn1zz0rrd-3-3.jpgsometimes the limit, is firmware, or the driver
or simply , Dell didnt have 2+TB hDD to test back in 2005.!
reality of that fact.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Apr 09, 2018

From the manual, it says minimum of 128 meg to work, so I assume the problem is with the Linux installation. If the Linux is expecting 512 and does not see it, it probably won't work. Being as you have 4 chips installed, have you tried removing two of the ram chips?

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Dec 25, 2017

there is a problem with memory, try to open the memory card, clean the existing part of the gold layer with pencil eraser, often appear rust because of heat, after clean up, back in the place

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Dec 18, 2017

Use GOOGLE and SEARCH for:

First Search for:

Dell PowerEdge T300 Server list of Error codes

(12,600 hits)

then search for:

Dell PowerEdge T300 Server Error code "2900-0325"

(You will find 40 'hits')


Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Dec 15, 2017

No we do not have that.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Dec 02, 2017

Not sure what "the drive forks" actually means.

The floppy drive usually connects via a dedicated connector on the motherboard by a ribbon cable similar to the IDE cables but physically smaller and of course to the power supply. If the drive, the cable and the motherboard is ok it should appear in the bios list ready to be enabled and added to the boot order.

If the floppy drive doesn't appear in the list you should refer to the motherboard manual as there might be some jumpers to reset or perhaps it is only suitable for a usb floppy drive.

Take the number from the motherboard and do an internet search which should direct you to a place where you can download a manual which will contain all the information you need.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Nov 11, 2017

Have you issues FSCK command to check for disc errors?

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Nov 04, 2017

If you are using an image made from the IBM and it has a different processor and the board specs are different that can cause the drive not to boot it will act like it is then go into a perpetual boot. I would try to re image it again to insure that is ok on the drive also check the board If one is and AMD and the other an Intel then that would be part of the problem.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Nov 02, 2017

too old hardware ?, more memory or harddrive size

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Sep 23, 2017

Install another cd unit that is recognized by bios so you can install the software. Without that you can do nada!

If another known good player is used and it also is not recognized then you have an issue with your CMOS - not a good thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Sep 09, 2017

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