Dell PowerEdge 840 (becwmk1_2) Server - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

using a DELL 13 year old server... 850 model.
REDUX #3, (im almost up to speed on YOUR GOAL)
you bought the wrong server, sure been there done that.
and discover to your chagrin that the SATA port
is useless for SAS new drives.
well it is. sorry.
not only that those 2 ports are slow, Intel ACH7 chips are Slow.
but so is that old Pentium inside.
omg some with CELERY chip dogs

i see that call SAS SCSI back 13 years ago
ok that cute, historically.
the CTO order new server had 10 choice on
just the controller (drive) with cables for data
power , backplane and cage, all missing in yours.

there is only 2 cures.
1: buy the dell parts missing in your server.
card + cable + sas cage (and matching backplane)
I bet only uses ones exist now,ask DELL that.
2: buy a cheap raid card, and flash it to HBA mode.
JBOD mode.
now some images



perc-v2jzpkvbuwxiggkcn1zz0rrd-3-3.jpgsometimes the limit, is firmware, or the driver
or simply , Dell didnt have 2+TB hDD to test back in 2005.!
reality of that fact.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Apr 09, 2018 | 344 views

The problem that you are having is that the unit you are trying to upgrade is a SERVER, and not a desktop PC. There are notable differences in how servers are built. One is that they are not all that concerned with graphics and graphics performance, since they normally operate "in the dark" and are often accessed remotely. I did some research on the Dell site and saw a comment about your problem in one of their forums. I provide the link below. It should be informative.

Graphic Card not working in Dell Power Edge 840 Server

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Jun 14, 2015 | 173 views

Then you need to get into the BIOS of the PERC RAID controller and inspect the state of the physical/logical volumes. Reboot the machine and watch for the prompt after the PERC5/6 RAID controller loads it's BIOS.

Considering this a null issue given the age, though...

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Jun 13, 2015 | 127 views


Check your power supply or the power supply source (outlet or UPS unit) as well as the power cord. Your system power source is not at the correct amp, voltage and may need replacing.

Good Luck.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Feb 15, 2012 | 1,058 views


By using the os (Windows Server, UNIX, etc) it will ask during setup if you want to make this a domain controller. Remember, networks can only 1 primary domain controller (PDC) but many backup domain controllers (BDC) choose correctly as well....BDC can be promoted to PDC. PDC have to have a reinstall.

Good Luck

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Feb 15, 2012 | 92 views

This error mostly comes with the failure of processor fan, overheating of processor shuts down the system due to processor's protection. You need to check the fans and replacement is recommended.
Hope this helps

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Jan 31, 2011 | 575 views

Check both the POWER and the DATA cables between the motherboard and the HDD (Hard Disk Drive).
Remove them, and then re-insert them.

Try connecting the DATA cable to an alternate connector on the motherboard.

Remove the HDD, and connect it to another computer,
to see if the HDD can be detected on that computer.
If not, the HDD is the problem.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Oct 27, 2009 | 622 views

It sounds like an overheating problem. The newer cpu's have a thermal shutdown sensor that automatically shuts down system if it senses a temp that is too high. Common solution would be to check your cpu/ chassis fan and see if they are working. If not replace.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Dec 20, 2008 | 329 views

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 | 363 views

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 | 144 views


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 | 393 views

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Aug 18, 2014 | 56 views

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 | 73 views

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:

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Jun 04, 2014 | 263 views

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 | 54 views

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 | 42 views

You can download the service manual from Dell`s website or either check some youtube tutorials if available.

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Nov 04, 2013 | 87 views

Is it in a 1, 3, 2 beep pattern (beep....beep, beep, beep........beep, beep)? If so, the memory is either not seated well or may be bad. Try reseating your memory. If it continues, try with one stick at a time just to see if it will boot up with a display.


Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Nov 02, 2013 | 387 views

Please replace CMOS battery and then will not be losing time.

Kaushik Patel

Dell PowerEdge... | Answered on Nov 01, 2013 | 53 views

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