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My Dell PowerEdge 1600SC keeps continuously beeping right after the BIOS Loading screen. Any ideas?

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  • ahn001 Jan 03, 2011

    I got to the BIOS Setup menu but how would i load the optimal Default settings?

  • ahn001 Jan 03, 2011

    F9 doesnt do anything on the exit menu my BIOS v is A10

  • ahn001 Jan 03, 2011

    Also its saying "SCSI BIOS not installed"

  • ahn001 Jan 03, 2011

    it found the SCSI card but now its asking me for the SCSI Card ID (0,1... 14,15) what do i do from there?

  • ahn001 Jan 03, 2011

    i dont mean to sound like an idiot but how would i check if the HDDs are RAID or SCSI? and how would i check the RAID array?

  • ahn001 Jan 03, 2011

    i tried entering Utility configuration but it says

    "Utility Partition not available.
    Strike the F1 Key to continue, F2 to run the Setup utility"



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Try to turn off the server. Then press and hold power button on it for 8 secs. Turn the unit on. If the beep continues, then try to tear down the server by removing its cover, then remove/reinsert the RAM memory cassette. Place again the cover and turn the unit on. If still persists, I suggest to replace your RAM stick by contacting your pc manufacturer..

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For that if there is RAID configuration make sure all harddrive is recognized in bios and RAID.
Also make sure RAID is showing online status or optimal.
Reconnect RAM memory and all connection to harddrive .
If harddrives are hot swappable then reattach all.
Also enter in bios with F1 or F2 or del or ALT+F2 key to enter in bios then load optimal defaults settings.
Make sure motherboard is not ground with cabinet.
Then check.
Let me know if you need further assistance.
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  • Go to the exit menu or press F9 to load optimal defaults settings then save settings and exit,

  • Just enter in bios or press esc key so you can see main screen of bios you need to press F9 key at main screen of bios not at exit menu.
    then save settings.

  • it's depend on your harddrive .
    if your harddrive are based on SCSI then you need to configure SCSI but if your harddrive are configured as RAID then no need SCSI.But needs to check RAID array.

  • Enter in RAID utility and SCSI you can see installed hrddrive as Array in one of them.



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