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Assuming your dell is the same as this one reviewed by PC magazine in 2001 it needs an IDE (a.k.a. "PATA") drive. It's old enough it may not recognize larger drives. You may have have to track down a 40 or possibly 80 gig IDE drive some where (eBay maybe?). In my experience people don't want them so you can probably get them rather cheap.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Jun 04, 2010

opening the case u have to see that the power supply is facing you when you lay it down.....check some PC case does not have screws, but levers that helps to remove cover...but if their is a screw associated remove them all then slide case back towards you and lift.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Oct 26, 2009

Check BIOS settings for any "boot sector protection" or similar. If this
kind of protection is enabled, Setup will not be able to write needed
startup files to the disk

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Aug 17, 2009

hi there,

try to resit the momory module on the unit. wipe and clean the contact on the module & resit it again. if this not solve the issue, try to remove/ uninstall the videocard and put it back again. if still theres a problem this could be a problem with your vcard.

btw. did you hear any beeping sound coming from the unit.?

Let me know for further clarifications.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Jun 05, 2009

did you installed sound driver...if not then install it then sounds will come

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Apr 13, 2009

Computer not recognizing the hard drive. Look in BIOS to see if hard drive is listed. Reload system disc/CD.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Mar 14, 2016

It could be a couple of things 1. the computer Cpu fan is not working or is clogged inspect it and clean or replace.2 The power supply could be bad

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Jun 14, 2015


The I912 error is referring to the System Event Log is full of events and because of this is unable to log anymore. You must clear the log in order for the Server Management controller to log any more events. Now depending on the OS installed there are different ways to clear it. If Windows Server 2k8 you would use this command - wevtutil el ' foreach { wevtutil cl $_ }
Where with Server 2003 you can go tot he Event viewer and clear it.

Let me know if this helps.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Oct 01, 2014


Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Aug 18, 2014

Please be more specific. You haven't actually asked a question. What are you trying to do? What happens that you aren't expecting?

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Aug 08, 2014

You will have to get into the controlled setup in order to find out what the problem is, or you can simply hit ctrl-D and do the Dell disk diagnostics which will take an hour or more, but will give you an idea of where to start.

Logically, if it won't boot, then your RAID is probably broken. it can sometimes be repaired through either the RAID or controller setup menu, which you can see during boot.

go here, for the manuals and documentation on how to do that: http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/product-support/product/poweredge-t105/manuals

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Jun 04, 2014

what is your server model? in most cases you can use the operating disc to format the server drives

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Apr 04, 2014

Go to start menu. click on 'control panel'. Select 'system and security". Then select 'system'. This should give you the info.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Mar 27, 2014

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