Question about Dell POWEREDGE 2400 Server

Open Question

I have an older PowerEdge 2400 server that refuses to boot completely after replacing the DVD-RAM drive. It worked fine before. The machine boots and displays the systemboard firmware revision, finds the processors and disks fine, followed by the Adaptec 7880 BIOS. The 7880 BIOS finds a Matsushita DVD-RAM, at which point the boot process simply stops. It will also not boot from a floppy or bootable CD / DVD, even though it shows there is a bootable CD-ROM inserted. It is also not possible to get into setup using F2 or the utilities using F10, as again the boot process stops at the same place.

Posted by on

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

STP162
  • 132 Answers

SOURCE: Ghost array0 over to newly setup array1 problems

I should assume the CD drive is SCSI? What sequence is it set to come up in? Set it at 2 if possible. Have you checked, or better yet replaced the CD drive? Will it boot with ANYTHING else?
That Hiren's CD is not uuummm, kosher? People having problems booting with it and all, plus the utilities may not have full function anyway. No matter what, you will need to f/disk the destination drive. You will still need the CD drive to install the program too.
Backup software will still make an exact copy of your drive also. You might want to consider a little better product, especially concerning disaster recovery. not to get off topic but, a quote from J. Bolton on backup & recovery
"What will you do if a user overwrites a 1000page doc with a blank file with the same name? What will you do if one of multiple server apps goes bonkers? If the mainboard dies how will imaging get your system back? Do you stock a spare board so the image restore will work on the exact same hardware? After a system crash, Acronis True Image Enterprise Server allows you to perform a full system restore, a bare-metal restore or just a restore of individual files and folders.
Complete system restoration can be performed to an existing system, to a new system with different hardware or to a virtual machine. You could setup a whole new system and dump the image on that.

Posted on Dec 05, 2007

  • 3 Answers

SOURCE: Dell PowerEdge 2400

I have one for sale at www.JonRosenSystems.com. This is an extremely large and heavy unit. It has two P3-733 CPU's, 512mb RAM and three 18gb Quantum Atlas SCSI drives. I have more drives and RAM available.

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

  • 5 Answers

SOURCE: Does Dell PowerEdge 4600 Server support DVD ROM

I am working on one of these now and yes, it should boot from DVDROM. Be aware that it is a notebook style drive and there are no onboard IDE or SATA controllers, so once the drive dies you're in for a wallet hit. Same goes for the floppy drive which is integrated with the DVDROM. Even worse, the presence of the broken floppy usually means a USB floppy drive won't help when loading windows drivers at install time.

Posted on Jun 07, 2009

graysand
  • 558 Answers

SOURCE: Dell PowerEdge 2450 Server issues

Power down thy system,pull the hard drive half way out remove all cards from the slots power up see if you go pass the processor etc,if not go into the system setup f2,integrated devices turn them all.see if you go further if you do go back in turn the devices on one by one,do not put the hard drives in yet.wait until you turn the scsi controler assuming you are using the integrated card.If you still cant the on board raid controler uses a raid dim if you can change thi note it must be the same type.
Good luck

Posted on Sep 04, 2009

Geekman
  • 32281 Answers

SOURCE: I have dell 4600 pe serveri want to install

The hard drive needs to be set as the first SCSI ID device boot device..
The hard drive needs to have the jumper set to SCSI ID 0, the CD and FDD can be set to SCSI ID 1 and SCSI ID 2. No SCSI devices can have the same SCSI ID number unless it is on a different SCS controller.

Posted on Jul 16, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

URGENT. Dell Poweredge 2850 Mirror 1 Now it is not booting. How to make it boot from Mirrored disk Thanks for any assistance


If you know the two drive that are the OS mirrored drive, remove the failed drive and replace it with the good mirror drive and boot the system. If the drive and the OS is good the system will boot from that drive. You can now mirror this drive with a good disk.

Sep 18, 2011 | Dell PowerEdge 1800 Server

1 Answer

Cannot boot from usb. dell serverPoweredge 2650


Try entering the BIOS (usually by hitting F2 or Delete during the boot up sequence) and looking under the boot menu for the USB drive. Some older systems cannot boot from USB. You might have improperly formatted the USB drive. What are you trying to boot into?

Feb 28, 2011 | Dell PowerEdge 2650 Server

1 Answer

I have dell 4600 pe serveri want to install Server2003 os i have configured raid 1 on the machine every thing is fine but! on boot process it display message no Boot Device Found Press F1 to continue F2...


The hard drive needs to be set as the first SCSI ID device boot device..
The hard drive needs to have the jumper set to SCSI ID 0, the CD and FDD can be set to SCSI ID 1 and SCSI ID 2. No SCSI devices can have the same SCSI ID number unless it is on a different SCS controller.

Jul 01, 2010 | Dell PowerEdge 4600 Server

1 Answer

Dell PowerEdge 1600sc server won't boot.


> black screen & flashing cursor ...

Damaged boot-record on the disk-drive???

Was it configured to try to boot from 'A:' ?
Disconnect the hard-drive & CD/DVD drives.
Put a diskette into the drive, and see if it tries to find a boot-record on the diskette.
If it tries, then it has P.O.S.T.'d correctly.

> no beep codes

When it worked, did it beep _once_ when P.O.S.T. completed?

Taking out the RAM _should_ cause some beep codes, i.e., "no RAM".

> anyone?

Replace the monitor?

Replace a dead video-card?
Or, add-in a video-card, and connect a monitor to it, leaving the original monitor connected to the original video-card. One of the two displays should show the P.O.S.T.


Jun 12, 2010 | Dell PowerEdge 1600...

1 Answer

Can not boot dell 6650 from external dvd


Have you checked boot device options....from BIOS
Use F9 during boot to goto ROM-BIOS and change Boot device option to CDROM/DVDROM.
Insert Boot media or DVD-Win2003, to DVD-ROM device..
reboot Server, try now
If still issue.. Check to boot Server using some other media..
if other cd media works, then it could be DVD-Win2003 faulty, otherwise download firmware for CD/DVDROM and upgrade it and check if DVDROM works, otherwise you have to contact Dell Support..

Oct 06, 2009 | Dell PowerEdge 6650 Server

1 Answer

Does Dell PowerEdge 4600 Server support DVD ROM


I am working on one of these now and yes, it should boot from DVDROM. Be aware that it is a notebook style drive and there are no onboard IDE or SATA controllers, so once the drive dies you're in for a wallet hit. Same goes for the floppy drive which is integrated with the DVDROM. Even worse, the presence of the broken floppy usually means a USB floppy drive won't help when loading windows drivers at install time.

Jun 05, 2009 | Dell PowerEdge 4600 Server

2 Answers

Boot from CD is not recognizing the Windows 2003 Server CD


hv u tried booting from other CDs .
if u can boot from other CDs , then this 2003 CD is botched , change it.

Jan 05, 2009 | Dell PowerEdge 1600SC Server

2 Answers

Dell PowerEdge 2400


I have one for sale at www.JonRosenSystems.com. This is an extremely large and heavy unit. It has two P3-733 CPU's, 512mb RAM and three 18gb Quantum Atlas SCSI drives. I have more drives and RAM available.

Dec 03, 2008 | Dell POWEREDGE 2400 Server

1 Answer

PowerEdge Server won't boot after memory upgrade


if you really need the BIOS update. you need a working PC to download the BIOS and unzip it to a CD. install it, since the PC do see the CD, you may have do some maneuver to ge the BIOS installed.

Oct 29, 2008 | Dell PowerEdge 1800 Server

5 Answers

CDROM and with a bootable CD is not been detected


Same solution as posted before if you need to boot from a DVD: take a Dell laptop CD/DVD combo drive, remove the screws and all and exchange the PowerVault CD drive unit with it. Same internal connector. Can't remember what model I stuck in, but I had to keep the front panel of the drive since it was slightly different, I probably could have glued it, but.... That's a server machine no one is ever going to see but me! :)

That also gave me a CD-Burner which is a decent addition in case you need to quickly burn a CD/make a backup/boot disk (like a "ultimate Windows CD" boot to fix anything that could go wrong).

Nov 29, 2007 | Dell PowerEdge 2600 Server

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dell POWEREDGE 2400 Server Logo

Related Topics:

83 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dell Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18387 Answers

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

mukhtar21 shaikh
mukhtar21 shaikh

Level 3 Expert

2017 Answers

Are you a Dell Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...