I have an IBM server xSeries 205 with a ServeRaid 4Lx on it that after a power faliure refused to boot. it presented a error message during ServerRaid BIOS boot phase stating:
ServeRAID? ,Slot1, Status: Controller register test failed, test number 01
after this message a few seconds later the server hangs completly
on the IBM support site i found this:
Controller Reg. test failed. Test Number:
Explanation: The adapter or embedded controller failed the register test, where is the register number and is the test number. Action: Reseat the adapter. If the problem persists, replace the PC ServeRAID Adapter.
I flashed the controller again with the latest firmware and the problem persisted, then i ordered a new Controller and replaced it and the problem is still there.
i found a work around. After this error messages appear i can restart the server (CTRL+Alt+del) and the next time it boots everything works fine.
Can any one help me out finding the source of the problem or how i can solve it?
Things that i have tried to solve the problem:
- Updated BIOS of Server and Controller - Switched PCI Slots - Replaced ServerRaid Controller with brand new - Unplugued all scsi wires and tested the boot sequence
thanks very much for your time