Flashing orange light & diagnostic cd will not load
Orange light flashing on poweredge 2450, have tried running diagnostic
cd but it will not run just crashes i am also running windows server
2003. I have updated bios and firmware and thats made no difference but
everytime i start the server i get a single beep also says no system
drives installed before it loads to windows.
Any help would be great as i have tried everything i can think off.
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That depends on what is flashing orange. Please be more specific, and please post in English. In general, flashing orange lights on Dell servers mean something is wrong. Installing and running Dell OpenManage System Manager will usually tell you exactly what is wrong.
This means something is not right. If you are running a Windows OS, you should have the Dell Server Manager installed. Go into this application and check what it says. The problem may be very minor, such as the cover not being completely closed, to something as severe as a failing hard disk.
its the cover switch. there is a small push switch on the front panel that detects if the front cover has been removed, either the switch is defective, or the cover is not seating properly to close the switch.
Seems the RAID is broken. You may see which drive (hot swappable?) it showing an error code with its lights in front. If not, I would suggest re-seated all drives. If you see one that is not right, remove it all the way, while it is on, then push it back in, it should try to rebuild the raid on the drive, if it still fails, you will need to replace the drive.
Not sure what RAID you are using or how many drives, so feel free to explain more.
Power edge system are having two power input check the cables from the power outlet may be one is in contact otherwise one of your power supply gone means not working. Check the wires first then the power supply units
Sorry it took so long to answer this but somehow it got by me unnoticed.
The flashing power LED typically means a power related issue. One of the great things about Dell equipment is they supply lots of diagnostic help. If you don?t have the original diagnostic disk you can download the software from this link.
This utility is usually pretty good at finding hardware issues and is the first place to start.
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