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Not sure what "the drive forks" actually means.

The floppy drive usually connects via a dedicated connector on the motherboard by a ribbon cable similar to the IDE cables but physically smaller and of course to the power supply. If the drive, the cable and the motherboard is ok it should appear in the bios list ready to be enabled and added to the boot order.

If the floppy drive doesn't appear in the list you should refer to the motherboard manual as there might be some jumpers to reset or perhaps it is only suitable for a usb floppy drive.

Take the number from the motherboard and do an internet search which should direct you to a place where you can download a manual which will contain all the information you need.

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If you are using an image made from the IBM and it has a different processor and the board specs are different that can cause the drive not to boot it will act like it is then go into a perpetual boot. I would try to re image it again to insure that is ok on the drive also check the board If one is and AMD and the other an Intel then that would be part of the problem.

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Get creative.

This is not a tech support question.

This should be considered as "Closed."

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Yes Doug. What is your problem with your Scsi controller device?

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It seems to be DRAM refresh error. Kindly unplug the RAM and plug it back.

Kaushik Patel

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the screen rem... ??

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I guess you can't go into start button. /anyway how did you know if computing is powered? On your keyboard top line keys have screen control keys for brightness f4. try.

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You can do that by doing the jumper settings procedure, you can find the steps from the user manual of your unit

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Bios too old and the 32 Bit system is inadequate to manage the function desired.

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create a wipe disc from the internet or just install OS, When new OS is installing, before it does it automatically formats the hdd

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Re-seat it, If still failed, replace it.

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Get a new one, you can not repair them.

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Hello here is the homepage.

There should at least be a message on the monitor indicating there is no signal coming to the monitor. The first thought that comes to mind if all is connected would be that the power supply has failed.
And maybe the graphic card.

Call also the DELL support in your country they will be glad to help
and they probably know the fault.

Contact Us 1-877-671-3355

Good luck

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Go to Microsoft for drivers.

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disable OS INSTALL MODE in BIOS setup

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According to you your server doesn't work properly and you get a beep sound and a still HD led, OK don't worry.In this situation I think you don't get display also. Anyways, first unscrew your system and open the panel of the cabinet. Then unlock the memory slot holder, take out the memory/Ram. make it clear by eraser. clean the metallic chip which is attach with slot. after that replace it again in same or other slot carefully by a little push. notice the notch of the Ram while replace it. It will solve your problem.

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The sound may be an indicator alert. overheating, unlocked latch, etc. If the system is running ok and no noticable problems with your software, check your BIOS setting for log information related to alerts. If you find nothing of significate problems, you can disable alerts in the BIOS.

Hope this helps. Good Luck


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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.
Thanks for using FixYa.

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I would check the BIOS to make sure the system is registering the second cpu. (The 2nd cpu needs to be in the slot when you do this.) If it is not, enable it. If after rebooting your server still will not see the 2nd cpu, you will need to check the socket with a voltimeter to make sure power is getting to the socket slot.

Good Luck

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