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Boot problem i have poweredge 2600 with 2 disk with integreted raid. os is Win 2000 advanced server. I remove one of disk and puting again then system faild to boot. did not find boot disk. pleas help how to solve it?

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The BIOS is detecting the cdrom but it is not detecting the Bootable cd I have in the CDROM

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Re: boot problem

Well it seems like your hdd where the OS is located is head.

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Disk 4 "is not ready"

> it does detect it on controller initiation.

Even when the drive is not spinning, it will identify itself (manufacturer, capacity) when queried. So, it's possible that it "checks-in", but files/directories on it cannot be read.

Apr 04, 2015 | Dell PowerEdge 2600 Server

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My dell poweredge 2600 wont load up

  1. Can you access the Bios configuration on boot by pressing F2? Check the setting
  2. By load up do you mean your server software does not boot? use F10 on post from the utility partition main menu under Run System Utilities.
  3. Is the server working with RAID? Press CTRL + R and check the RAID
I am not going to say check all the cables because I am sure you will have already?!?

Aug 21, 2013 | Dell PowerEdge 2600 Server

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Dell poweredge 2600 server recently display a message " No boot device available Press F1 to reboot or F2 to setup" Please why?

Did you experience a power event? Go to BIOS (F2), and make sure that RAID is Enabled. If RAID got turned off (power event, BIOS reset), then it will give you that message. If RAID is already enabled, then you may need to repair your operating system. If something else happened (drive failures, drives removed, etc.), then the array may be completely gone. Call Data Recovery services if it is critical you retreive the data.

Aug 03, 2010 | Dell PowerEdge 2600 Server

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XP cannot find disk

If you are installing this on a PowerEdge 2600, you will have difficulty installing XP, as this is a server and drivers will be scarce, not the least of which will be the RAID controller (PERC 4/Di). If you had it, you would need to load the driver at the F6 prompt just after booting to the Windows disk.

Jan 05, 2010 | Dell PowerEdge 2600 Server

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Unable to boot to anything external.

Save yourself some trouble. Pull a CD/DVD drive out of another computer or just buy one. They are very cheap. Connect the CD/DVD drive to the server and install the OS as usual.

If you are lucky WS2008 will already have a compatible SCSI/RAID driver. Otherwise, you will need to press F6 and install the driver from the floppy.

If this helps please vote for my solution.

Sep 07, 2009 | Dell PowerEdge 2600 Server

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Dell PowerEdge 2450 Server issues

FIrstly reseat all removable components in the system and retry
Second remove all DIMMS except one. try again
I not then remove this DIMM and put in another one. This is to test for a faulty DIMM thats hanging the POST
TRy these things and see if you get further

Aug 18, 2009 | Dell PowerEdge 2450 Server

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Setup can not find any hard disk while installing win 2003

During setup you must specify any raid drivers that are required. Have the raid controller driver on floppy and insert when prompted.

Mar 31, 2009 | Dell POWEREDGE 1950 Server

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A Dell PowerEdge Server will not start. The server goes through the boot sequence, but after a while there is no activity. OS: Windows 2000 server

This sounds like a RAM issue or a strange peripheral problem (when the driver loads it kills the system). Try running the system on only 1 stick of RAM at a time, swapping until you find a bad stick. Also, clean the contacts off with a pencil eraser before putting them in.

If this doesn't help, pull PCI cards one by one (except for the RAID card, if any - but do pull out, clean and put back in the RAID card just in case it's a contact issue) at a time until the system boots (or just try safe mode, but this won't tell you which one is a problem).

If the system still can't boot, then I'd say it's probably the motherboard.

Jan 06, 2009 | Dell PowerEdge 2600 Server

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The server doesn't boot and when I accessed the container configuration utility - clicked manage containers; my RAID 5 (136.7GB) container is dead and has 2 missing members out of 3. The 3rd one is 68.3GB...

You can download the drivers here:
However, due to the many configurations available in the PowerEdge server 4600, there is no way for me to tell you exactly which controller driver to use. You will probably have to make a boot disk to feed the driver to windows 2000.
Comment back with specific controller model numbers, and maybe I can direct you to the correct download.


Sep 17, 2008 | Dell PowerEdge 4600 Server

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Problem with creating array

The Perc RAID controller in a 2600 doesn't support RAID 4.
You can do RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 5.

With 3 HDD's your best bet would be a RAID 5.

Mirroring is RAID 1 (which would only use 2 of the drives)

Aug 31, 2008 | Dell PowerEdge 2600 Server

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