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Troubleshooting an old broken server

My friend has this computer with 3 harddrives. 1 & 2 no longer with us....used to be a raid 1 set up.
harddrive 3 had xp on it and worked just fine. Now all of the sudden, only fans work....no video no keyboard, no beeps....no mouse...Please advise, I am trying to understand these troubleshooting hell.....PSU? or motherboard?

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  • Cisf May 11, 2010

    - does the chipset get hot !? maybe it got burned.

    - try removing the cpu and see if any sound alert goes on. If so, than the CPU went bye bye ....

    - also do a BIOS reset ... just in case that is the source of the problem.

    - are all power cables properly inserted, and power supply is good ? can u mesure the voltages ?


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Remove ram - if no beeps then CPU not working.
Check PCI cards all in properly.

Remove hard disk and CD cables and any other unneccesary connections.

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Cant install server 2012


Hello download a manual from the homepage:

http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/xeon3000/3210/x7sbe.cfm

Check the settings in the bios.

Try to reset the bios to factory default.
And setup basic boot settings for the drives.
First boot device: cd/dvd
Second: the harddrive.
Try installing with only one harddrive (you can always add more later)
Check also the cd/dvd drive for fault.

The Os server 2012 is supported.

Good luck

Nov 22, 2012 | SuperMicro X7SBE Server Board -...

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Will xw4300 accept compaq S6200cl hard drive


HP XW4300 Workstation Desktop PC specs,

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12260_na/12260_na.HTML

Scroll down to you come to the bold heading -
Standard Features - Specs
Go down the chart on the left side until you come to -
Interfaces Supported

1 SATA 3Gb/s interface (4 Serial-ATA connectors), 1 EIDE interface for optical drives

One EIDE interface. That is the Blue 40-pin connector, on the right side of the Ram Memory slots. (39-pin actually)

(Right next to the Black Floppy Drive 34-pin connector, and above the 4 SATA connectors)


Compaq Presario S6200cl Desktop PC >Main Support page,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=390423

Product Information > Product Specifications > Product Specifications,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00056951&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=390423

Scroll down to the bold heading -
Hard drive

120GB Ultra DMA

It is an EIDE harddrive.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parallel_ATA

HP XW4300 Workstation motherboard example,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-XW4200-XW620-DDR2-MOTHERBOARD-358701-001-SOCKET-775-/110904128317?pt=Motherboards&hash=item19d266b33d

The answer is Yes.

Connect just the EIDE harddrive from the Compaq.
Make sure the correct jumper pins on the back of the harddrive, have a jumper cap on them to set them to Single;

OR,

The IDE harddrive model you have may Not use a jumper cap on any jumper pins, for some models of harddrives, to set the harddrive as Single.

Look up the harddrive jumper settings on the internet.
Start with the model number on the label of the harddrive.

Example; WD2500JB
Western Digital 250GB harddrive that is IDE. (EIDE)
Western Digital jumper settings for IDE (EIDE) harddrives,

http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/463/c/123/session/L3RpbWUvMTM1MjE4NDY3Ni9zaWQvQnoxcVF6YWw%3D

You will need a SATA optical drive now.
BIOS Setup > Boot Options > Set the first boot device to CDROM.
Install Windows disk.

Use IDE harddrive, and IDE optical drive on the same flat ribbon IDE cable?
Can be done, but usually is a HEADACHE, and MAY not work.
BIOS looks to see what drives are connected. It looks for the drive with the Operating System on it. (Windows)

Now put a disk in the optical drive. Time has to be divided between the harddrive, and the optical drive.
IF it does work; when you are using the computer, and the optical drive you will know the real meaning of Slow.

Have a SATA optical drive?

Regards,
joecoolvette

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ABIT-BD711


Okay,.......that was DU-MB!

Lemme see,.......oh yeah!

Letters and words! !O_O!

(Wondered where my glasses were!)

http://images.search.yahoo.com/images/view;_ylt=A2KJkCAV3j9QW2cAUAOJzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTBlMTQ4cGxyBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1n?back=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.search.yahoo.com%2Fsearch%2Fimages%3Fp%3Dabit%2Bbd711%26fr%3Dmoz35%26fr2%3Dpiv-web%26tab%3Dorganic%26ri%3D2&w=600&h=444&imgurl=www.ixbt.com%2Fmainboard%2Fimages%2Froundup-i845e%2Fbd7ii-raid-board.jpg&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fixbtlabs.com%2Farticles2%2Froundupmobo%2Fabit-bd7ii-raid-i845e.html&size=111.5+KB&name=Abit+BD7II-RAID+%28i845E%29+Mainboard&p=abit+bd711&oid=14ba8ece461cfe2b401fe4f974d4c0b7&fr2=piv-web&fr=moz35&tt=Abit%2BBD7II-RAID%2B%2528i845E%2529%2BMainboard&b=0&ni=56&no=2&ts=&tab=organic&sigr=124cn6s7j&sigb=12vbgaaru&sigi=120054ob4&.crumb=J6iwC7bwOtM

Motherboard photo, and detailed info below it. Scroll down.

Looking at the motherboard installed in the computer case:

1) To the right of the Ram Memory slots, and in the upper right corner, is the 20-pin ATX main power cable connector, on the motherboard.

Whitish connector with two columns of 10 socket holes.
A 20-pin ATX main power cable plugs in here,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atxmain20

Note the Lock on the side of the power cable's connector, (Middle photo, and right photo), and the Tab on the motherboard connector, (Left photo)

When the power cable is plugged in correctly, the hooked end of the Lock on the power cable's connector, will be hooked over the Tab on the motherboard connector.

2) Look at the bottom Left corner of the Processor socket. Note the three cylindrical objects. (Radial Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors)
Note the whitish square 4-socket hole connector below them.

This is where the 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable goes. It also has a Lock, just like the 20-pin ATX main power cable connector,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atx12v4

This is power for your Intel Pentium 4 processor.

3) To the Right of the Ram Memory slots, and located below the whitish 20-pin ATX main power cable connector, are the two IDE connectors. (Turquoise Blue)

One is for an IDE (PATA) harddrive, and one is for an IDE(PATA) optical drive. (CD/DVD drive)

The one on the outside near the edge of the motherboard, has IDE1 next to it.
It is for the Harddrive.
The one closer to the middle of the motherboard is IDE2.
It is for the optical drive. (Or drives { 2 } )

NOTE*
One side of those rectangular connectors has a cutout in the middle.
(Square U-shape cutout)
This is where the Locating Lug, on the flat ribbon IDE cable's connector, goes to.

It aligns Number 1 pin in the connector, with Number 1 wire, in the flat ribbon IDE cable.

IF, there is NO Locating Lug on the flat ribbon IDE cable;

On one side of the flat ribbon IDE cable is a thin RED stripe.
This stripe denotes the side that Number 1 wire is on,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Nappe.svg

Looking at the rectangular IDE1 and IDE2 connectors, Number 1 pin is at the BOTTOM of those connectors.
(Motherboard installed in computer case)

On an IDE harddrive, Number 1 pin is ALWAYS towards the 4-pin power connector.
Same with an optical drive.

4) Since this is a motherboard, that has a RAID option for using multiple harddrives, I'm guessing the two Yellow rectangular connectors, below the two rectangular Turquoise Blue IDE connectors, is for more IDE harddrives.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAID

5) Below the two Yellow IDE harddrive connectors is a Black rectangular connector.
This has 34 pins, and is for a Floppy Drive, IF a Floppy drive is used.

6) Below the Black Floppy Drive connector on the motherboard, is the Front Panel header.

The front of your computer is the Front Panel.
The area of contact pins on the motherboard, that the main wires from the Front Panel go to, is the Front Panel header.

What is needed here is a Front Panel header pinout.

Dunno. Photo isn't clear enough.
Looks like a Black rectangular strip of plastic, with 8 pins in a row.
4 pins, 3 spaces, 1 pin, 1 space, 3 pins.

Looking closely, (And you may need a bright light, and a magnifying glass), what are the abbreviations next to the pins, on the outside edge of the motherboard?

HDD = HarDDrive activity LED (Light)
PW = Power On switch
RST = Reset switch
PWLED, or close to that effect = Power On LED.

Post back in a Comment.

IF, it is just a row of single pins going across, I would use an LED light that has two wires on it.

Computer, (Power Supply actually), plugged into power, touch the two wires to the first two pins.
Nothing?
Go on.

When the Power Supply comes on you know you have the Power On switch pins (2)

Now go back through, but do not touch those pins again.
LED light blinks? = HarDDrive activity LED (Light)
LED light stays on? = Power On LED (Light)
Computer restarts? = Restart switch pins

7) To the left of the white long PCI slots, (There are 5 towards the bottom of the motherboard), are two small Black rectangular connectors. Each has 4 pins in it.

The one that has Audio, or CD, or CD-IN, is for the audio cable from the CD/DVD drive.

8) At the Top of the motherboard in-between the Processor socket, and black Ram Memory slots, is an Orangish connector with 3 pins. Should have CPU, or CPU_FAN next to it. This is where the Processor fan plugs in.

9) At the bottom/left, and below the two small black connectors with 4 pins in them, is an Orangish connector with 3 pins.
This should be for the computer case fan.
(SYS_FAN)

Additionally you may want to join this website, and ask them for the Front Panel header pinout, for your Abit BD711 motherboard,

http://www.theraptorpit.com/forum/index.php?/forum/124-abit-motherboard-tech-support-unofficial/

Finding information for an ABIT BD711 motherboard, is about as rare as finding hen's teeth.
I, and I'm sure 100's of people, would be in your debt, if you would post the Front panel header pinout for this motherboard.

Hope I have redeemed myself for the S.N.A.F.U. of the question asked in the Comment, lol!

Regards,
joecoolvette

Aug 30, 2012 | Motherboards

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Hi . I have trouble with Dell optiplex GX280 . In the PATA I have two devices . DVD and HD . Both set with jumper . DVD as Slave and HDD as Master ....But the install os cannot detect HDD . where is...


I don't know where the trouble is without more information.
Some tips/information I will list, however,

1) The master harddrive that came with the computer, and has the operating system on it, is a SATA unit.

Therefore any harddrive installed along with it has to be installed as a Slave drive.

BIOS will look for the harddrive with the operating system on it. This harddrive has to be set as a Master drive. (Primary Drive in BIOS)

Installing a harddrive that is a PATA (IDE) unit, AND a PATA optical drive on the same flat ribbon cable, has to be done accordingly;

A) It depends on what flat ribbon cable you have.
There is a 40 wire cable with a 40 pin connector. (39 actually. One socket hole is not used)

There is an 80 wire cable with a 40 pin connector. (39 actually)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:ATA_cables.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parallel_ATA#IDE_and_ATA-1

Proper method of connecting,

http://www.mikeshardware.com/howtos/howto_connect_ide_hd.html

2) Proper method of using jumpers on an IDE (PATA) harddrive, and connecting the flat ribbon cable,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4inX3nC6M1E


Regards,
joecoolvette

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One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to boot

Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA

the leads from your motherboard to your hard drive make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty

make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they are probably old and faulty ?


During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS the scroll down to advanced bios features press enter change your first boot device to ......,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart

The BIOS is AMI. Under ADVANCED SETUP:
The options listed for 1st,2nd ,3rd Boot device include:

IDE-0 means Pri master ?
IDE-1 means Pri slave ?
IDE-2 means Sec master ?
IDE-3 means Sec slave ?

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? single or master :::::

master with slave ::'::

???????????????? slave? :::':

note the plastic jumper is

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My motherboard: Soyo P4X400 dragon tultra. I did


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You may need to enable SATA in the BIOS.
This is explained in the manual here:
http://www.giga-byte.com/Support/Motherboard/Manual_Model.aspx?ProductID=1849

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