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IBM starting problem.

Hi there, please any help! I got an IBM Netfinity 4000r with Fedora Core 6 installed and it was working right until I decided to install Windows 2003. Because my CD-ROM is not working properly I decided to put a different one to use during installation. After a while I got a blue screen with an error message, and I rebooted the server. Now when I turn the server on, the computer starts up normally but the monitor looses the signal coming from the server right after the server initiates memory. So basically the monitor receives signal from the server for like 20 seconds till the server is done initializing the extended memory.

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Re: IBM starting problem.

Hi , if your dont have any data, try to get the IBM Netfinity CD for 4000r which supporting the OS 2003. Usually IBM provide a cd on each NEtfinity server. Check on the IBM website for more details about your Server Compatibility on 2003 server. then proceed to re-intalled the OS.

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This usually means there is a hardware conflict at low level (not a broken part)

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