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Need to reconfigure system to start from begining

Want to wipe out drive or go back to a restart spot on drive is there a key configureation at startup i could use to bring me back to original state if you could please help me thank you

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To reconfigure DELL server you need a CD-Rom named DOSA. It can be downloaded from DELL site. Just Search DELL OPENMANAGE SEVER UTILITY. From this CD you can built your server from scratch

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How to boot from CD

Do you have smart start installed on it? If so:
The F10 "Bios" partition is only available if the server has had SmartStart installed on it. The SmartStart partition is actually a 20Mb (ish) partition on the configured hard disks. If the partition is available, you will be prompted to press F10 at the end of Post boot just before the OS would kick in.

The position of the drives is important so keep them in 0,1,2 & 3. Once you can boot off SmartStart (v5.50 as mentioned), you can reconfigure the Array config in the Array Configuration Utility (ACU).

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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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Not sure what the questions is, reconfiguring a mirrored raid is a destructive process so all info on the drives will be gone.
That said this is managed through the SCSI configuration which you can get into at boot usually by pressing one of the function keys when prompted at boot up.


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Good day , this are the steps on how to boot from a cd. 1.power up you computer and press the "f10" key and in some computer it can be the "delete" key.some pcs may require you to press the keys continuously. It will lead you to the "bios" configuration.
2. Scroll to the "system configuration "option .
3. Locate the "boot option" click on it .
4.locate the "boot order " part, then you will see things like first, second,third etc. Locate the "cd rom" and make it first . This will make the pc boot from the cd rom first. must save your changes, follow the bios instruction on how to save changes them your pc will restart automatically. Nb:make sure the cd you want to boot from is in the cd drive and if its bootable you will be prompted to press any key.

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How do I access the BIOS to confiure the disk controller so it sees the drives?

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I want to start with New HP PRO ML370G5 Server with 2 HDD already plugged in but not configured...its going to be the very first time to confiure this server.Pls help me how to configure it with Array 400...

You will need to start with the HP SmartStart CD. If it did not come with the server, you will need to go to HP's site for that server model and download the image, burn to disk and boot from that CD (or DVD). The HP SmartStart CD should help you recognize partition and RAID-configure your drives, and begin the Windows (or other OS) installation process.

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if my memory serves me correct i think this server uses a onboard (3di) card it is set in the bios to use the raid configuration, under integrated devices .make sure this is so ,as it boots press f2 key to enter.If this is so step is to shut the machine off pull the drives away from the backplain not completly out. Power up if it starts laoding the raid configuration,once the scan is complete it will give you a container not found error,now here is what you can do go in i think its control m or r,anyway look at the configuration and what raid you set it up for.write down the drive number 0-etc.ok the next move is the raid key a little device that sits on the motherboard beside the raid dimm reseat this,now you may want to replace the raid dimm or if you have a exact match for troubleshooting purposes you may try this.
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I have a HP DL 380 server and its configured as domain controler.... and has a raid5 configration .while we are woking it makes a restart and when its restarted windows was unable to boot asking for NTLDLR...

Are you able to get into the array configuration and make sure the logical drive is still intact? If the logical drive is gone, then your partition may be lost. If you are able to recover the logical drive in your array (which you should be able to if the RAID5 striping was stable) then you should be able to recover your data. You can get into the array configuration during the boot up sequence.

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Hej again,
Start the Server by using Last Known Good Configuration like this:
Click Start, and then click Shut Down.
Click Restart, and then click OK.
When you see the message Please select the operating system to start, press the F8 key.
Use the arrow keys to select Last Known Good Configuration, and then press ENTER

You have now bypassed the last installed driver, therefore you need not do anything more.
If – you need to installed this printer on the Server (in order to share it on the network) use an older driver (PCL5), - ore install the driver on a computer on line at all time and share it here, ex. your own admin computer.
The driver I´d recommend is to be found here:
Plz, let me know if I´m right.

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