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Can not access bois

Got a poweredge 1600sc server that powers on hang up at Checking SCsi device spinup>Also does not let me enter the bios menu at boot up.

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My Dell 1600sc hung at bios screen. Progress bar qas about 10% . Problemed turned out to be a corrupted memory module - reved 3 out of 4 and tried to run worked and then process of elimination

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Re: Can not access bois

It hangs there probably becuase one or more of the drives are dead or are almost there. Check and see the lights on the drives are falshing funny or too long or are yellow. If you find one of them that are that way, pull it out and then reboot.

See if that helps.

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