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No display and not functioning

I formatted hard drive.Then i wrongly selected the option boot with hard disk.afterthat whenever i switched on,there is no display and not responding the keys and not functioned.any suggestions plz..

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Posted on Nov 26, 2011

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I suggest that you clear hard drive and reformat it,again.Most of the time,booting from a floppy or optical drive,does the job satisfatorilly.I will suggest leaving your BIOS settings in their default state and make your adjustments when everything is up and running. from:justIT

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No bootable device detected

If you strike F1, the system retries as said in the comment. That does'nt solve anything. Rather strike F2 which allows to enter the setup menus of your computer.
In this area you should understand what you are doing. Any update of setupdata may prevent further restart. At least take note of values and changes. You exit setup via a question "update Y/N". Then the computer restarts.
Anyway, in the setup menu you may inspect the devices and see if you the system identifies the disk. If not it may come from a bad connection of hard disk (sata pins, ...) or from low level disk information (format information).
With setup menu you may get in the boot order menu, that allows for the selection of an alternate boot media. You may boot on an installation media, ( install DVD generally, like originall windows install DVD) in order to understand and repair the situation, or from a rescue system like UBCD. You may also try Ubuntu from the CD without installing, just to verify if you may see the disk in the configuration.

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is one of these drives a new one? Have you tried to access it at the command prompt? Are the master and slave jumpers set? Have you looked in your cmos is not locks as to how many drive letters it can assign I would go to the command prompt and see if would find it there open all dos partitions it might been set private. hope that helps some

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Whenever i try formating my hardrive it states "some errors occured while formating"

Step 1:

check your Ram

if your RAM is not ok replace it .

Step 2:

this is last solution replace the hard disk may be there is some bad sector or that part of hard disk is damage.

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Use the IBM configuration disk and it should be able to prepare the server for what ever OS you need to install. If you don't have it then, try redoing RAID and reformat the hard drives and try again..You can probably hit F6 during the initial portion of the install and supply the necessary SATA drivers on a floppy and get it to install. You will probably need a USB floppy though unless your server has a floppy drive.

Insert your Microsoft Server 2003 Installation disc into the CD/DVD-ROM drive and boot the server from the installation disc. Microsoft Setup will load the files it needs to perform an installation. Press "Enter" to setup and install Windows.

  • 2 Press "F8" to accept the Microsoft License Agreement.
  • 3 Create a new partition to install the operating system onto by selecting the "Unpartitioned Space" and pressing "C." If there is no unpartitioned space, highlight and delete all of the other partitions on the hard drive by pressing "D." Set the partition size to the "Maximum Size" and press "Enter."
  • 4 Format your new partition with the "NTFS" or the "NTFS (Quick)" option. Windows setup will format your hard drive and load the installation files. Your IBM Netfinity will restart and installation will continue.
  • 5 Select language and regional setup information, then press "Next." Enter your name and company name, then press "Next." Enter your Windows 2003 Server Product Key and press "Next."
  • 6 Select the licensing mode you would prefer to use and press "Next." Create an administrative account and password and press "Next." Enter the current time and time zone and press "Next."
  • 7 Setup your Network information by naming the server and defining how it will connect through the net. Press "Next" to navigate through the network setup screens. Windows Setup will finish the installation process and provide you with a log-in screen to use your computer.
  • If you delete old partitions from the hard drive to install Windows Server 2003, you will lose all information on those partitions.

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    Hi ,
    You have not mentioned which Operating System . If its for 2003 follow the steps.
    To install the Recovery Console as a startup option:
    1. While Windows is running, insert the Windows Server 2003 CD in the computer's CD or DVD drive.
    2. Click Start, and then click Run.
    3. In the Open box, type the following line, where drive is the drive letter of the computer's CD drive or DVD drive that contains the Windows Server 2003 CD, and then click OK: drive:\i386\winnt32.exe /cmdcons

      To install Recovery console as a startup option for Windows Server 2003 x64 edition, type the following line: drive:\amd64\winnt32.exe /cmdcons
    4. Click Yes when the message appears, to install the Recovery Console.
    5. When you receive the message that states that the Recovery Console is successfully installed, click OK.
    6. To use the Recovery Console, restart the computer, and then use the ARROW keys to select Microsoft Windows Recovery Console in the Please select the operating system to start list.
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    To remove the Recovery Console, follow these steps:
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      3. Click Show hidden files and folders, click to clear the Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) check box (if it is selected), and then click OK.
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      WARNING: Incorrectly modifying the Boot.ini file may prevent your computer from restarting. Make sure that you delete only the entry for the Recovery Console.
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