Question about Dell PowerEdge 2300 Server
I have a Dell Poweredge 2300 and it's been off and unplugged for a while, around a month maybe, can't remember. Anyway, when I turn it on, the monitor acts like nothing happened and no lights come on the keyboard. The server turns off and on just fine, but whenever I turn it on everything just sits there. I've had this happen a couple of times with this server and usually I have to leave it on for a couple of days before it starts to work again, but this time I've had it on for about 4 days now. Is this normal with these servers, or any other server, and is there anything I can do to get it to work?
It only happens with your keyboard and mouse? or does it include your monitor too? if it does include you monitor then it is the video card. It is built in to your system and is causing the problem. I got the same issue before. My mouse doesn't work, keyboard won't respond, monitor is blank. I know its the video card. It is not typical for a server to respond that way but you need to replace the system or replace the video card...
Posted on Dec 11, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Poweredge 1800 server
I looked over the spesifications for the poweredge 1800 servers, go ahead, it will work perfectly but there is one problem in the windows XP setup, you will need to insert / load SCSI or SATA drivers for the hard drive With a floppy disk, or if you don't have a floppy drive your going to need to create a custom windows xp setup cd and add the drivers into it so it can start the SCSI or SATA hard drive and finish the install. without the drivers it might not find the hard drive.
Aside from that I don't see any other problems. You should be able to get the drivers, and everything ese from dell site
Actually I looked over the dell downloads, I see only windows 2000 on the list with windows server 2003, and 2008 and linux distributions.
This could be a 2nd problem, drivers might not be avaialble, or work with xp, but we might be able to get it to work.
So two problems, SCSI or SATA drivers in windows xp / windows 2000 setup
2nd problem is in windows xp drivers, you could try windows 2003's drivers and 2000's and see if they work, if not, then we would have to look for drivers ourselfs from the internet.
So xp might cause headache but we might get it working, windows 2000 seems to be supported perfectly.
Let me know how the project goes
Posted on Jun 03, 2009
It sounds like the power supply is failing.
Failing power supplies will sometimes deliver just enough power to make the fans spin but not enough for the motherboard and drives to start.
I hope this helps.
Posted on Jul 23, 2009
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