islander Absent Member.
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Re: System Problems

Coleen:

Yes and no. I posted a message about it, but some people seem to have
missed it. One of the first things I check when there's a problem, are
the seatings of the cards and the cables. So those were checked and
all were okay before I posted in here.

However, it was only after unplugging the SATA cable, starting the
computer which behaved absolutely identically as before just going to a
black screen after the BIOS stuff finished, and then turning it off and
plugging the SATA cable back in and trying another start, that it
suddenly worked just fine.

This happened once before with a system I dealt with, the system
wouldn't boot until the SATA cable was unplugged and plugged back in
again.

And all the while the BIOS recognized the hard drives just fine, it was
only at the point that the POST ended, all hardware is recognized, and
the system turns things over to what's on the hard drive, that it would
fail. No error messages, nothing on the screen but black. No error
beeps.

Very odd. Now it's just fine. Boots fine, Windows starts fine,
everything works fine. I think I'm going to tape a note on it that
says, "Any problems, turn off, unplug the SATA cable, plug it back in,
and try again." : )

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michael8 Absent Member.
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Re: System Problems

Stevo
> Weird how that happens. We had it happen here after server had been
> running over a year.


Aye, very strange one that - am sure it was Dell boxes I've seen it
happen on, though it's a while back now...

Michael
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can't take my trousers off."

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Sewermonger Absent Member.
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Re: System Problems

Yew mean if I get Novell to send me money on a bi-weekly basis I can't
accept it?

darn.... I was that -------> <---------- close.

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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: System Problems

MichaelC scribbled something like:

> Aye, very strange one that - am sure it was Dell boxes I've seen it
> happen on, though it's a while back now...


IBM xseries servers here.
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michael8 Absent Member.
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Re: System Problems

Stevo
> IBM xseries servers here.


Never used them, so isn't a brand/model specific then....

Michael
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"This is the curse of Jeff Murdoch. I meet the woman of my dreams and I
can't take my trousers off."

"This is the curse of Jeff Murdoch. I meet the woman of my dreams and I can't take my trousers off."
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: System Problems

MichaelC scribbled something like:

> Never used them, so isn't a brand/model specific then....


Nope, just a weird occurence.
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: System Problems

Stevo
> Nope, just a weird occurence.


Weird indeed....

Michael
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