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Disk copy We have a poweredge 1650 server running Server 2000. Not running RAID. Just one 17Gb hard disk. The disk is making noises and we are planning on upgrading the whole system, but in the meantime we would like to copy the disk and plug in a new one. Can this be done - Ghosted? Regards, Neil.

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Yup... norton ghost should be able to copy the failing disk onto a new disk, Disk -> disk copy

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My server name is powerEdge2900 and SAS Hard Disk. My server have RAID(Mirror). I lost my password of my server. I want to break RAID.How can possible? please ans. me .........

What raid is it in? For example if your server is in a raid 5 you needto take out hard drives enough to only have 2 in place and then put 2 more in to make a total of four and get it to rebuild it.

Please advise that you are taking it at your own risk and that you seek my solution as your last one. Thanks

Source: I been handling 2950, 1950, r710 dell poweredge servers for the last 4 years, i install 200 a month.

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Can windows xp operating system be installed on poweredge 1650 server

Yes it can however XP isn't a network operating system. Your server would be deprived of many features and options that make a server a server. I've heard of people putting XP on their servers, and if all you are doing is using the Poweredge 1650 as a file server then fine. But you don't need a server for that, could have used a desktop with XP as a file server.

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We have a Dell Poweredge 4400 & a Dell Poweredge 2300. Both have amber lights blinking - hard-disk failure indicators. They are using RAID. What do I need to do?

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When in the raid setup check to see the status of the drive(s).

Was the machine running and it's just happened etc or are these machines you have obtained and are plain not working?

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Dell poweredge 1650 is beeping with blue flashing light

Flashing blue light is harmless - it simply means the Identify button has been pushed. There is a small button with a white, cursive 'i' on the front and back of the server - pressing this will make the light flash blue (or make it stop).

Go to Dell's support site and view the manual for the 1650 for an explanation of the beep code - identify the pattern of the beep.

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During the Windows XP setup you will need to provide the RAID driver using a pre-formated floppy disk.
Windows will ask you if you want to provide additional drivers and give you the key combination to use to do that.

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Hi tham01,

First off, if the server has raid already setup, you will need to go into lsi logic to format the drives so you can install XP. Once the drives have been initiated from the server bios, just place XP in the CDROM, and shouldn't have a problem loading on the 2600 POWEREDGE SERVER. If your trying to install it with the Dell quick install disk, you can't!!! Install it on it's own without the Dell Disk.

Good Luck!


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When a Dell server beeps in every 3-5 second that mean it comes from Raid controller.
Dell calls PERC Controller.
It usually reason of a disk failure.

Install open manage server administrator on your server.
See which disks are failed ?

Try to run Power edge diagnostics on the failed disk.
If it passes the test reseat the disk.
if it fails disk has to be replaced with a new one.
If passes the quick test, reseat the disk and update disk + perc firmware and driver to the latest level. that will solve the problem!!

99% beeping comes from perc controller because of a failed HDD


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