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Why won't my poweredge 1650 boot from the cd

My poweredge 1650 will not boot from the cd I inserted and changed the boot sequence already. Trying to install windows server 2003.

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  • Anonymous Sep 10, 2008

    I even swapped out the CD-ROM from another 1650 to see if that was the issue, then tried another 1650 (I have three spares now) with the same results. I've tried Dell's boot CD and Windows Server 2003 and no dice. I may end up using RIS if I can't find an answer soon.

  • Yoyodyne Propulsion Systems

    Interesting problem. Especially for the anonymous user who posted on 2008-09-10.

    Neither of my 1650s have exhibited this behavior. I would try swapping the mainboards - I believe there was a factory recall back in 2004 on the boards. Not sure why, but I know we had a Dell tech come out and swap out the boards on our 1650s.

    Can you boot with a Linux kernel CD?


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SOURCE: 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.

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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SOURCE: A Dell PowerEdge Server will not start

This sounds like a RAM issue or a strange peripheral problem (when the driver loads it kills the system). Try running the system on only 1 stick of RAM at a time, swapping until you find a bad stick. Also, clean the contacts off with a pencil eraser before putting them in.

If this doesn't help, pull PCI cards one by one (except for the RAID card, if any - but do pull out, clean and put back in the RAID card just in case it's a contact issue) at a time until the system boots (or just try safe mode, but this won't tell you which one is a problem).

If the system still can't boot, then I'd say it's probably the motherboard.

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

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