Cach Engine Boot Failure

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Nov 14th, 2008
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I have WAE 500 , installed ACNS 5.3.3.8 on it , transferred it to a new location in the datacenter , then at power on i found the following output:


IBM BIOS (C) Copyright IBM Corporation 2004

Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1.86GHz

512M System Memory Installed

293M System RAM Passed



512M System Memory Installed

Event Log messages, enter Setup to view

8603 Pointing Device Error

1780 Hard Drive error - IDE only

162 Device configuration error


Press <ENTER> to resume, <F1> to Setup


------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

| Processor : Pentium 4 System ROM : E0EF - FFFF |

| Processor Speed : 1.86 GHz BIOS Date : 10/11/05 |

| Physical CPUs : 1 |

| COM Ports : 03F8 |

| System Memory : 624 KB LPT Ports : None |

| Extended Memory : 512 MB PS/2 Mouse : Not Installed |

| Shadow Ram : 384 KB |

| Cache Ram : 1024 KB |

| |

| Diskette Drive A: : 1.44 Mb 3.5" |

| Primary Master : None |

| Primary Slave : HL-DT-ST GCR-8240N-(PS) |

| SATA Port 0 : HDS728080PLA380-(S1) |

| SATA Port 1 : HDS728080PLA380-(S2) |

+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+








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ntel(R) Boot Agent GE v1.2.17

Copyright (C) 1997-2003, Intel Corporation


Intel(R) Boot Agent PXE Base Code (BA1217BC)

Copyright (C) 1997-2003, Intel Corporation


PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable

PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent.

1962 Drive does not contain a valid boot sector

Operating System not found



So is this considered hardware failure ?

Correct Answer by dstolt about 8 years 8 months ago

Is it a WAE-511 or 512? Since you just moved it, I would open it up and see if the flash or if the drive connections are loose. Definitely start with the flash drive (inside above where the floppy would be).


Dan

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dstolt Fri, 11/14/2008 - 12:23
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Is it a WAE-511 or 512? Since you just moved it, I would open it up and see if the flash or if the drive connections are loose. Definitely start with the flash drive (inside above where the floppy would be).


Dan

davidcruise Fri, 11/14/2008 - 13:05
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It is 512 , but i have a question :Is the Boot sector is on the flash or the Hard disks ?

davidcruise Sun, 11/16/2008 - 07:33
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Sorry it is 511, i changed the compact flash (it was faulty) , then reimaged the appliance , and now it is working normally.


now the question is there is led beside the compact falsh that is red ,& after i changed the flash it still red although the box now is operating normally?

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