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I recommend that you first try replacing the power cord, if that doesn't work try replacing the power supply.

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> it does detect it on controller initiation.

Even when the drive is not spinning, it will identify itself (manufacturer, capacity) when queried. So, it's possible that it "checks-in", but files/directories on it cannot be read.

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Sounds like your disk is disconnected or crashed.

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Orange blinking light means a component failure.
I had a cooling fan failure and this caused the orange light. When there is a failed fan the other fans RPM is increased to compensate. Is the server fan noise excessive?

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If you have a RAID remove all the drives use some canned air in the RAID cage and replace the drives. Turn the unit on and listen to the drive(s). Are they spinning? Are they making a clanking sound? (bad) if both are bad you will have to replace them and restore from a backup.
If you have a single boot drive do the same thing listen. If you have spin but still fails check the sas or sata cable. Unplug it then plug it back in of both sides with the power off.
If still no good the drive might be bad and you will have to replace it and then restore from a backup.
Hope this helps.

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  1. Can you access the Bios configuration on boot by pressing F2? Check the setting
  2. By load up do you mean your server software does not boot? use F10 on post from the utility partition main menu under Run System Utilities.
  3. Is the server working with RAID? Press CTRL + R and check the RAID
I am not going to say check all the cables because I am sure you will have already?!?

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Hello the homepage is here:

Whats the fault ?

Does it show a code on screen ?

Good luck

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Yes. Verify that it is RAID 5 in your RAID config utility, and swap. It may take a larger drive, but you would lose the extra space. Util should indicate either way.

Best practice is to use identical.

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The easiest way is use a KVM switch. It is not networking, but they are handy just for that reason. They it allows you to use 1 keyboard, 1 monitor, and 1 mouse for 2 or more machines.

Look for something like this.

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Check the IDE or SCSI cables for the hard drives and the dc drive and make sure there seated in there respected slots firm and don't move or work there way out.

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It simply needs an os

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The PE26x0 series was many server-line generations ago, thus booting from USB devices was not available at that time, thus it will not work today either. This includes USB based bootable devices (i.e. bootable USB key, DVD ROM..etc).

Even with the latest BIOS A21 for the PE2650, there is no support for bootable USB devices.

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Clear CMOS

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Dell provides lifetime tech support for all PE servers. Call them at 800-945-3355 and give them the service tag or express service code from the server. If it can be done, they will tell you how.
Good luck!

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On page 7 and 8 there is a diagram about the different lights.

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Iam wondering . how did you install OS in your Failed Hardware.

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Motherboard is toast!

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Yes definitely, linux is mainly used as a server these days.
You can find much more information regarding Linux on Dell machines on the following web site:
Hope it helps.

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I am not sure what you mean by "slow" so I will anwer in general terms. I would recommend 1st that you make sure the PowerEdge meets the recommended hardware specs for Windows Swerver 2003. (Memory, CPU speed, Hard drive capacity, etc.) 2nd- I would run two Xeon processors instead of one and add as much memory as you can put in your system.

I run MS Server 2003 on one of my servers and here is the configuration that I am using:
2 Xeon 2.8GHz processors
6GB ECC Memory
120GB hard drive for the server operating system (Nothing else is on this drive)
750GB hard drive for all other applications
External NAS storage for files, data, etc. (connected to my netword via Ethernet 5e)

With this setup, my server has been running very well for 6 years now. I do maintanance every week on it to keep it up to par. (Simple dusting, checking cables, etc.)

Good Luck.


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