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Dell PowerEdge 2400 - Fatal Error: Controller Kernel Self Test Failed. Running Windows NT Service Pack 5.

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    Fatal Error: Controller kernel self-test failed

    Array Controller not started

    Controller POST operation failed

    DIMM: failed

    Error: Dell PERC2 self test failed

    Component: AIC7815 NVRAM memory controller

    Test: Battery disconnected, check jumper J3

    BIOS Not Installed

    No SCSI Boot Device found

    SCSI BIOS not found

    Adaptec AIC-7860 SCSI BIOS v 2.01

    No Boot Device available, strike F1 to Retry Boot

    RAID controller POST lights come on and start blinking long before BIOS tries to bootstrap it. Dead battery probably makes it fail entirely. Swapped it out with another RAID card, but it still could found ni SCSI boot device, even after booting from CD (Win 2000) and loading the Dell driver. Array was still good with 4/5 alive (in RAID 5). Went to tape and restored on another server. Scrap metal, boat anchor. Unless I can find some extra batteries for this RAID controller.


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