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Dell poweredge 1800 scsi drive not found

I am facing the problem with my power edge 1800 server scsi hard disk are not detecting and giving error
primary drive 0 not found


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  • Tony Karavidas
    Tony Karavidas Jun 17, 2013

    Did you ever figure it out? I'm getting the same behavior now in 2013. I go into bios setup and it says the scsi controller is disabled by user, but I can figure out how to enable it.

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Hi,
check if the drive is showing in the bios of the server,
shut down the server, take out the power cable, press and hold the power button so as to realease flea power, open the server, and reseat the data cable at both ends and if there is another power cable available in the server swap it with the existing cable plugged into the scsi drive.

and now try to start your server.
Further Queries are welcome

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