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A Dell PowerEdge Server will not start. The server goes through the boot sequence, but after a while there is no activity. OS: Windows 2000 server

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This sounds like a RAM issue or a strange peripheral problem (when the driver loads it kills the system). Try running the system on only 1 stick of RAM at a time, swapping until you find a bad stick. Also, clean the contacts off with a pencil eraser before putting them in.

If this doesn't help, pull PCI cards one by one (except for the RAID card, if any - but do pull out, clean and put back in the RAID card just in case it's a contact issue) at a time until the system boots (or just try safe mode, but this won't tell you which one is a problem).

If the system still can't boot, then I'd say it's probably the motherboard.

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

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