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I have a hp mediasmart home server. When the machine boots the health indicator lights blink 5 red and then a flashing blue. I suspect that the system boot drive is damaged (it is clicking). How do I go about fixing this? Michael Gibson

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If it is clicking it is bad, replace it

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In the quickspecs for this computer
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it all depends on the number of flashes , pause, repeat.
Since the problem did not indicate any beeps her is the following info


Power LED blinks RED 2 times, one every second, followed by a
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3 blinks 1 second apart = Processor not installed (not an indicator for a bad processor).

4 blinks 1 second apart .= Power Failure (power supply is overloaded)

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