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BL20p G2 won't boot after /pae

Dennis_L
Advisor

BL20p G2 won't boot after /pae

After i put the /pae switch in the boot.ini my server won't start anymore and hangs with a black screen.
I use windows 2003 enterprise with 8GB of ram.
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Tony Berry
Valued Contributor

Re: BL20p G2 won't boot after /pae

This might be better answered in the Windows forum, but I can offer a simple solution keeping in mind that I know squat about Windows...

Is there not a way in Windows to "boot from floppy" or "single user mode"? Maybe a recovery shell from the install media?
Unix is boss.
Dennis_L
Advisor

Re: BL20p G2 won't boot after /pae

when i remove 4 gig of the 8 the server starts fine.
When i look at the computer properties it says that is runs in PAE mode.
When i put back the 4 gig, so i have 8 again, the server hangs after the bios.
Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor

Re: BL20p G2 won't boot after /pae

1. system ROM date ?
2. All Memory part numbers that you use ?
3. you have screenshot for boot.ini file how it looks ?
Dennis_L
Advisor

Re: BL20p G2 won't boot after /pae

1. the newest
2004.09.16
12 Oct 04

2. Kingston KTC-ML370G3/4G

3. Here it is
[boot loader]
redirect=usebiossettings
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows Server 2003, Enterprise" /fastdetect /redirect /NoExecute=OptOut

Dennis_L
Advisor

Re: BL20p G2 won't boot after /pae

well in the current boot.ini we removed the /pae option
but when we put it back and reboot the server it hangs
James Kennedy_5
Regular Advisor

Re: BL20p G2 won't boot after /pae

Did you ever find a way to fix this, i'm having this problem with a DL380 G5 with 8 GB. After adding /PAE it no longer will boot the OS.

Thanks.
srussell
Advisor

Re: BL20p G2 won't boot after /pae