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Bios upgrade error

Hi, After i upgrade bios on IBM Netfinity 5500 M20 i cannot start my server.Screen does'nt appear and i have beeps in this order: 3 beeps 3 beeps 2 beeps How to recover from this?

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Re-install the old bios. evidently the new flash bios is not compatible with your machine.

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At bootup, I receive a message about a problem


Turn the computer off.
Remove the RAM from that J1/Slot6 slot.
Reconnect the power and start it.
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The error message you are receiving "Inquiry command failed Using IBM-PC ServerRaid Host adapter" makes me think you are attaching the tape drive to the ServerRaid Controller, which is only for Hard Disks. There should be a normal SCSI interface for attaching tape drives, etc. It's possible that the ServerRaid card is a PCI (or older) plug in card, and the normal SCSI interface will be on the main motherboard. If you look on the IBM website for the Hardware Maintenance Manual, it should hopefully make things clearer.

The reason you may not be seeing the hard drives in CMOS, is because you will need to use the IBM ServerRaid Utility to view and configure the disks.

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Missing support/installation cd


I had the same problem.
There is a cd that came with the server called "IBM RAID Support" that is a must have to reconfigure the hard drives.
It took me a week to find the ISO image.
I will upload the cd via FTP and send you the link.

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CauseWay error 03


Causeway errors are due to memory issues 95% of the time.

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http://donaldkenney.110mb.com/CAUSEWAY.HTM


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The processor fan should have failed. check it out.

Feb 17, 2008 | IBM Netfinity 3500 M20 8657 Server

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Server guide for the 3500m20


Hi,

Have you tried http://www-304.ibm.com/systems/support/supportsite.wss/docdisplay?lndocid=SERV-GUIDE&brandind=5000008?

It may have what you're looking for.

Nov 20, 2007 | IBM Netfinity 3500 M20 8657 Server

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Running Non-ECC Ram in a IBM Netfinity 3500 M20


Dear NickB,

In my experience working with many servers, Non-ECC memory will not work on a machine that requires ECC memory. It is possible in some servers to disable the ECC mode in the system BIOS to allow non-ECC memory to work, but you will often end up with performence problems later on.
Hope this information helps, let me know if I can be of any further assistance.

Oct 31, 2007 | IBM Netfinity 3500 M20 8657 Server

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Wont Post get 9 beeps!


This problem is due to the mix of registered and unregistered DIMMs. 64Mb and 128 Mb DIMM's are unregistered memory technology 256MB is registered memory technology. A mix of registered and unregistered memory prevents the server from completing startup, and results in an error beep sequence and a blank screen

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The vrm for my 3500m20


i am using a compaq vrm for my 3500 m20:
the number is:
320266-01
spare:329267-001

this one works!!

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IBM starting problem.


Hi , if your dont have any data, try to get the IBM Netfinity CD for 4000r which supporting the OS 2003. Usually IBM provide a cd on each NEtfinity server. Check on the IBM website for more details about your Server Compatibility on 2003 server. then proceed to re-intalled the OS.

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