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Power edge 2600 sever shows problem

When we start the system it starts normaly after few seconds it gives sound and it gives red light and hard disk two lights blinking yellow and at monitor it shows f1 to retry and f2 for system setup we change the hard disk but problem is still kindly suggest optios for our system thanks


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Re: power edge 2600 sever shows problem

I replaced one of the hard drives in my poweredge. how do i get it to copy from the good hard drive?

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Re: power edge 2600 sever shows problem

RE: rebuild after HD replacement .. Ctrl M during power up and use the PERC BIOS .. (check manual for "how to" .. one mistake and you wipe your systemn instead of rebuilding it :-) )

RE: Yellow lights = you have 2 drives about to fail .. since sustem refuses to boot, I'nm going to guess you have gone beyone 'about to fail' into 'has failed' ...

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Hi,Did you install OS using utility partition? if yes, press F10 for run diagnostic while restart the has a lot problem with that message please ensure all part plug properly and please check Does System have enough power? Check to see if the wrong partition is set to active, Check for a failed hard drive, Check for a failed hard SCSI controller, please reseat proc and memory, please try remove all 3rd equipment.

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Re: power edge 2600 sever shows problem

Can you describe the sound it makes? If it's one short beep that's OK. If it's anything else, can you tell us the pattern of long and short beeps.

Is the red light on one of the discs?

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