The BIOS is built into the PC, and is the first code run by a PC when powered on. The primary function is to load and start an operating system.

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Windows Server 2008 Crash

My server has been restarting almost daily, some times twice a day. This started after changing the raid drives with larger drives. My log for the raid says everything is fine and has not had a single ...
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Windows not picking up hard drive, but BIOS does

I have a Windows Server 2003 box, with 2 identical hard drives installed (not in a RAID array). For some reason, Windows just stopped recognising the second hard drive. It doesn't appear in My ...
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can't access SATA card config screen on boot, nor access the disks

We've just upgraded our file server using an ASUS P6T WS Pro board, running FreeBSD-RELEASE 8.2 and using zfs to manage 12 WD20EARS disks. Since our 3ware card has been giving us trouble we started ...
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“Unable to retrieve BIOS information”

While trying to update the BIOS' of PowerEdge 2950s to 2.6.5 from 2.2.6, I got this message, "Unable to retrieve BIOS information." These are remote servers so updating via boot-disk isn't feasible. ...
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Converting to Hardware Raid from default Software Raid, backplane 1 connector A0 is not connected Issue.

I have a newer Dell R330 server that came with three 128GB SSD's as well as a software raid S130. After setting up a Raid 1 with single hot spare, I realized that ESXI is not fully compatible with ...
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Forcing legacy boot

I have a new PC with a reference Intel motherboard and AMI BIOS (5.010 on a LynxPoint-LP chipset motherboard). There is no OEM support, so I'm on my own with this. I have a PXE network and WDS ...
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Hardware/BIOS - IBM x3200 m2

When I turn on my machine, the display is not throwing any output to it. The fans are running fine. The LED lights indicate no error, ' Only two LED's are blinking "Mini-BMCheartbeat LED" and "...
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LSI MegaRAID Bios - Loop where I have to delete Virtual Drive because of Preserved Cache

My server crashed tonight. I suspect the disks being full. I have four SSDs of the same kind connected to a LSI MegaRaid 4-port controller. The disk in slot 1 seems to be troublesome. I guess I could ...
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System fails to boot after successful LSI 9211-8i firmware update

So, here we go. I purchased a used LSI 9211-8i to use in my NAS. I installed the card, attached a few drives, booted the system, and everything looked OK. I'm using FreeNAS and there was a warning ...
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When Upgrading My 3.5" HDs To SSD HDs Can I Continue To Still Use RAID 1 (MIRROR)?

I'm upgrading my old 3.5" HDs to a set of SSD HDs. I currently run a RAID 1 (MIRROR) array for the 2 old drives (just in case) and want to know how I should rollout the new SSD drives... I have been ...
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9650SE-4LPML RAID Controller BIOs not showing HDDs

I've got a fresh server put together with a 9650SE-4LPML controller card in it with the intention of setting up RAID 1 with two 2TB HDDS. When I boot up and go into the RAID controller BIOs, the ...
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3ware raid controller does not get a proper reset signal after a reboot

I have a linux server that has a 3ware controller 9650SE-4LPML connected. Today, I migrated this server with all its disks and raid controller to a new motherboard + cpu + ram (gpu is also changed). ...
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Cannot set MemOpMode or ProcVirtualization with syscfg.exe

When attempting to set MemOpMode or ProcVirtualization with syscfg.exe, I get the following error: C:\Users\EGr>syscfg --MemOpMode=AdvEccMode System Services or CSIOR disabled In the past, I ...
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Wake on Lan (WOL) stopped working

My wake on lan stopped working for no apaprent reason. I installed wireshark and from another machine sent a magic packet to the target computer and I could see the packet was coming through. ...
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Export BIOS Settings

I'd like to be able to export the BIOS settings for systems with SuperMicro H8SCM-F motherboards. I need to be able to process the results programmatically, so text output is ideal. What sort of ...
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Ultra 20 won't boot if second hard drive added

I have an aged Ultra 20 (AMD) running Solaris 10 that boots fine as long as another hard drive has not been added to the bus; with the second drive added, I can't even get to BIOS settings, instead ...
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Problems with RAID1 array being recognised

I have put a new RAID card (UCS-51) into my Dell Precision T5400. I have connected this to 2 x 1TB SATA disks. I have configured a mirror array in the RAID bios. The array shows when I boot ...
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HP ProLiant DL365 G5, USB and PS/2 Do not work during Boot

Good evening all, The situation up until the REAL point of failure; Dual Opteron 2300 Quad-Core (I'm not positive but I think theyre running at 2.6Ghz) 24Gb RAM (2Rx4 PC2-5300P-555) (lost 8Gb to a ...
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hp dl140 g3 how to repair after failed bios update

During updating bios to the new version (1.18) i got an error that computer can't read rom file. Then after reboot server did not start. Actually it starts but does not show anything, screen is blank, ...
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solaris requested cylinder is beyond range of BIOS geometry

Title says it all. I'm a Windows guy, and a bit out of my element here, but a client has an old Solaris machine hosting a Database. The machine turned off for a yet as unknown reason (probably power ...
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Hardware Clock (RTC) Stuck / Will Not Increment

After we rebooted one of our servers (RHEL), we noticed that it would hang when entering GRUB. The problem was the countdown in GRUB (Booting in 5... 4......) was not counting down, and was stuck at ...
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Updating OpenBoot PROM on Sun Fire v440

After i have updated ALOM firmware on Sun Fire v440, i decided to update OpenBoot PROM, but when i try to load the patch using boot disk /flash-update-SunFire440 i get: SILO Fatal Error: Multiple ...
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Using conrep - Capturing and duplicating the BIOS settings

I got an HP ProLiant DL160SE G6, I need to capture the entire BIOS settings of one server and duplicate them to same model servers. This will save us lots of time and eliminate human errors. I ...
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How to enable network boot / change BIOS settings on all nodes of a cluster?

I've got a homogenous cluster of several dozen nodes, and I've got CMM modules controlling them. I need to enable network boot on all these nodes, in order to redeploy them. Is there a way to do ...
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How to dump BIOS from running Sun Blade 1500?

I'd like to replace an old-aged Sun Blade 1500 Red running SunOS 5.8 by a Qemu-based Virtual Machine. Tutorials like this describe how to do this with older hardware, but as I need to run SPARC64 ...
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Cisco UCS C22 M3 Rack-mount BIOS Recovery

So my Cisco UCS Server's BIOS is corrupt and needs reflashed. When it boots it simply gives me the recovery instructions such as put the recovery.cap file in the root directory of a USB drive then ...
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HP ProLiant DL120 G7 boot stuck due to disabled raid controller

After I have enabled RAID I disabled the B110i raid controller in the BIOS. Now it is stuck on a POST message and I can't do anything. Pressing F9 to re-enter the BIOS settings does nothing. It ...
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Resume by RTC to guarantee software updates

I am maintaining around 100 user workstations with various software and operating systems. I use a WSUS Server for Windows updates and I have a set of custom scripts for other software. WSUS will ...
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What do these IPMI System Event Logs mean?

I'm currently trying to troubleshoot what seem to be hardware issues with a x3650 m3 machine. Using IPMItools, I'm reading recurring assertion events from sensor type: 0F, sensor no: B5 that repeat ...
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Adding SSD boot disk to machine running RAID 10

I have a server (dev rig) that runs Windows 2008 R2 and boots from a RAID 10 setup. Now I want to add an SSD disk that will contain Windows 7 (could be dual boot, but dont plan on salvaging the ...
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Supermicro IPMI: failed firmware update on web-interface

I've tried to update IPMI firmware on web-interface (X9SCL-F motherboard) and update stucked in 16% proccess. After reboot on screen at the beginning showed main BIOS screen and this IPMI screen IPMI ...
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Best Reliability for Linux OS: FakeRAID, SoftRAID, or No RAID

I'm tasked with building a highly-reliable, unmanned industrial PC that will withstand unplanned power outages. A UPS will be used where possible, but realistically we know that many of these units ...
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Server S3000AH Intel bios update

I can not update bios. I go to BIOS F2 Server Managment - System Informationn Manufacture Intel Product Name S3000AH I downloading bios https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/19157/S3000AH-...
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Ports used for Intel vPro communication

I want to block all ports Intel vPro can use to communicate over the network. All I found was this PDF explaining that the ports Intel vPro uses are 16992-16995, 5900, 623, 664. I also read that ...
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T110 Perc S100 raid disk is not visible for OS setup, drivers are not found

Ok, so after a lot of research I have reached a dead-end. I'm having problems installing Win 2008 R2 64x OS on a Dell PowerEdge T110 II server with PERC S100 controller. I've created a RAID1 ...
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Enable Chipkill on Supermicro X10SRL-F motherboard

The X10SRL-F motherboard's web page says that the X10SRL-F supports Chipkill (an enhanced form of ECC). However, the X10SRL-F manual says nothing about Chipkill. If you have experience with this or a ...
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RAID-6: Two drives failure with 3ware 9650SE

We have a 6-drive RAID-6 on one of our servers. Each drive is a 750GB Seagate, and they are connected with Hardware RAID card 3ware 9650SE. We do not have sparse drives. The system is old and probably ...
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HP DL160G6 bios update fails

I tried to update the BIOS from my HP DL160G6's. Unfortunately the Windows update degraded my BIOS version from 243 to 237. But when I try to upgrade both servers to version the update fails. First I ...
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Some laptops USB not working on docking station

This is an odd one. I have two laptops (on an estate of 250) which won't recognise the USB ports on the docking station. Have swapped out hardware, and tried the disks in a new chassis and it is down ...
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Disable “System Memory Testing” via OMSA 6.4.0

Is it possible to disable system memory testing via OMSA 6.4.0? I can only find ways to do it using newer versions of OMSA; and I can't even see the setting in 6.4.0. I have quite a few machines that ...