My IBM Netfinity 3500 M20 keeps on rebooting. It will just show the starting up bar and a beep will be heard, will reboot again. I already run system diagnostic tools and all components passed the test. Need help!
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Re: Keeps on rebooting
Hello Following are the solutions for the problem you specified 1. Replace the RAM you had with another one or change the RAM SLOT 2. Check that the SMPS is sending the required voltage 12W 3. Change the CMOS battery
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I had the same problem.
There is a cd that came with the server called "IBM RAID Support" that is a must have to reconfigure the hard drives.
It took me a week to find the ISO image.
I will upload the cd via FTP and send you the link.
I suspect that the network interface card failed, & that's why you get the error message. Try disabling it from the BIOS & see if the error message disappears. If it did, then you have a failing network interface card & need to install anew one.
In my experience working with many servers, Non-ECC memory will not work on a machine that requires ECC memory. It is possible in some servers to disable the ECC mode in the system BIOS to allow non-ECC memory to work, but you will often end up with performence problems later on.
Hope this information helps, let me know if I can be of any further assistance.
This problem is due to the mix of registered and unregistered DIMMs. 64Mb and 128 Mb DIMM's are unregistered memory technology 256MB is registered memory technology.
A mix of registered and unregistered memory prevents the server from completing startup, and results in an error beep sequence and a blank screen
The dummy voltage reg is just to complete the power loop, (as there is built in diags in the box) without the dummy the box will log errors against the empty volt reg slot.
YES you do need the Voltage regulator for the 2nd slot if you intend to install a processor there.
That model server comes with onboard video.
If you wish to use a PCI video card then all you have to do is place it in the server and the BIOS will automatically disable the onboard.
If it currently has a PCI video card in it, just remove the PCI card and you should get the onboard video again.
Hope this helps.
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.