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How to do a boot sector repair on a dell poweredge 1800 with a raid 5

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  • tomar33 Apr 16, 2017

    Hi michael stern, I want to help you with your question, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box?
    Raid 5 require a minimum of 3 hard drives, do you know which drive is damage?

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SOURCE: dell server poweredge 1800 frequently shutdown

is there an error message that appears? can you check error logs? I need more information to be able to help you. I would first try to blow dust out of the fans, as it may be over heating, another possibility is that there is software on the machine that is causing it to shut down.

Posted on Mar 17, 2008

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Dear jckim, Which server you are using? Usually this error occurs when raid controller card have some problem.Have you getting any error codes?

Posted on Oct 23, 2008

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SOURCE: Valid operating systems fro Power Edge 1800

During the Windows XP setup you will need to provide the RAID driver using a pre-formated floppy disk.
Windows will ask you if you want to provide additional drivers and give you the key combination to use to do that.

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

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SOURCE: Flshing Red Light on Dell Poweredge 1800 Server

I finally made contact with our IT dept who were abole to carry out a remote diagnostic test.

Problem has now been identified (problem with tape drive)

Posted on Jun 11, 2009

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SOURCE: The Poweredge does not start and does not display anything on scr

The jumpers are near the CMOS battery, by the SATA ports. Sometimes clearing the NVRAM using the jumpers can work with no video issues. If it doesn't, try removing all unnecessary components - drives, cards, memory beyond a single DIMM in slot 1, etc. If that doesn't work, try reseating the processor, if there is only one. If there are two, you can try booting with a single processor (always in slot 1), swapping them to try each one. If these steps don't work, it is likely a bad board. If there are no fans spinning, lights on the front, etc., then it might be the power supply.

Unfortunately, there are no jumpers (and no BIOS setting for that matter) to disable the onboard video.

Posted on Apr 08, 2010

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I am having a problem with my dell poweredge 1800, it beeping continuous


Assuming this is still an issue...old as it is...

You need to boot the server and press the correct prompt to enter the BIOS of your PERC RAID controller. There you need to manage your physical/logical volumes.

Chances are that either you had a drive failure or the metadata on your RAID volume (JBOD?) was corrupted. This is a common issue with these LSI-based PERC[5-6]i RAID controllers that Dell utilized.

Jan 18, 2014 | Dell PowerEdge 1800 Server

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Dell poweredge t105 freezes at boot


You will have to get into the controlled setup in order to find out what the problem is, or you can simply hit ctrl-D and do the Dell disk diagnostics which will take an hour or more, but will give you an idea of where to start.

Logically, if it won't boot, then your RAID is probably broken. it can sometimes be repaired through either the RAID or controller setup menu, which you can see during boot.

go here, for the manuals and documentation on how to do that: http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/product-support/product/poweredge-t105/manuals

Jan 17, 2014 | Dell PowerEdge Computers & Internet

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My server poweredge 1800 failed how can i remove data? and the server was configured raid 5


The obvious is to repair it, but if you have another identical server you can place drives and access data. The replacement should boot as failed server. Make sure to track drives and slot location. Shuffling may cause major failure. It may want to stripe itself again and cause data loss and defeating the purpose.

Aug 31, 2012 | Dell PowerEdge 1800 Server

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Dell PE 1800 showed one SCSI 73G non critical state on a RAID 5 array of 3 disks. Shutdown the server, removed the SCSI disk and booted, server booted but continous beep sound, trying to rebuild the array...


Hi, try to renew the drivers and firmware from here:

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&cs=04&l=en&s=bsd&ServiceTag=&SystemID=PWE_1800&os=WNET&osl=en&catid=&impid=

Continuous beep related to ram ,try to remove ram and insert it, and if u still get beep change your ram.

Continious beeb sound is ram or cpu failure. Is the cpu fan spinning ??
If not the cpu is over heating.
Try to remove the ram modules and clean the contact points
with a piece of paper. Be very carefull when you do that !!!!!
And blow the dust out of your server, with a high pressure can.

Hope this was helpfull.

Mar 28, 2011 | Dell PowerEdge 1800 Server

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Dell poweredge 2600 server recently display a message " No boot device available Press F1 to reboot or F2 to setup" Please why?


Did you experience a power event? Go to BIOS (F2), and make sure that RAID is Enabled. If RAID got turned off (power event, BIOS reset), then it will give you that message. If RAID is already enabled, then you may need to repair your operating system. If something else happened (drive failures, drives removed, etc.), then the array may be completely gone. Call Data Recovery services if it is critical you retreive the data.

Aug 03, 2010 | Dell PowerEdge 2600 Server

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Wont boot says array controller wont start and no bios dell power edge 2500 server


Sounds like the RAID controller has failed. I would replace this first as RAID controllers are less expensive than replacing the system board, or the server as a whole.

Suggested: PERC 5i (RAID 0/1/5) or PERC 5iR (RAID 1 or 0 only)

Jan 03, 2010 | Dell PowerEdge 2500 Server

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It's Urgent


Hi,
when you boot the server there is a menu that comes up before the bios screen, enter that menu there you can know which raid level is being used.

Further Queries are welcome

Feb 26, 2009 | Dell PowerEdge 1800 Server

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Valid operating systems fro Power Edge 1800


During the Windows XP setup you will need to provide the RAID driver using a pre-formated floppy disk.
Windows will ask you if you want to provide additional drivers and give you the key combination to use to do that.

Jan 21, 2009 | Dell PowerEdge 1800 Server

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Problem with creating array


The Perc RAID controller in a 2600 doesn't support RAID 4.
You can do RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 5.

With 3 HDD's your best bet would be a RAID 5.

Mirroring is RAID 1 (which would only use 2 of the drives)

Aug 31, 2008 | Dell PowerEdge 2600 Server

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Constant beep on poweredge 840 appears to work alright


Hi

Besides standard beeps codes indicating Processor, CPU, Memory or Systemboard failures,
Dell PERC (PowerEdge Expandable Raid Controller) or SAS Controllers (Serial Attached SCSI) generate beeps to alert failures on the RAID sub-system.

From your description of the issues (when the beeps start), i suggest you check PERC or SAS setup. If you have Dell OpenManage Server Administrator installed, you can log-in and check for more information. Additionally, on the next reboot check the PERC/SAS/CERC boot up for any messages. You may also access the PERC (Ctrl+M), SAS (Ctrl+R) CERC (Ctrl+A) Management Menu for specific failures and attempt a rebuild (assuming you have a redundant RAID Volume).

You can also speak with Dell Support and raise a warranty call if the system has warranty.

Note: PowerEdge 840 would ship with PERC or SAS Controller. PowerEdge 700 will ship with PERC or CERC.

Mike

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