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PCI Bus error on 3200

Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

PCI Bus error on 3200

On a Proliant ML370, I get once every 2 days the following error:-
PCI Bus Error (Slot 6, Bus 3, Device 6, Function 0). This is the slot where the 3200 Raid Array controller is located.
The system crashes immediately, and leaves no other trail.
The Array Diagnostics Utility claims all is well. When trying to simulate the error, we found that we we do a disk defrag or file compress, the error seems to occur more often. It's hard to test, as this machine is out main database server!

What can be the problem?

Any insights much appreciated!

Ren? de Vries
3 REPLIES
Mark Cloutier
Respected Contributor

Re: PCI Bus error on 3200

Since the 3200 is in slot 6, which is on the secondary bus. Can you move it to the primary bus (slot 1 or 2). Is there any other card in slots 3 to 6?
Also what is the firmware on the 3200 and the system BIOS date please.
We are here for a good time, not a long time!
Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: PCI Bus error on 3200

There are no other card, I'll have it moved tommorow. Not sure on the system bios date, but the controller is at level 4.5, hardware rev A.
We're planning to upgrade the SCSI firmware as well, just to be sure.
Byron Zhu
Occasional Visitor

Re: PCI Bus error on 3200

We have similar problem on a Proliant DL580 700/1M.
We get the following error:

1) Blue Screen
Hardware Malfunction
NMI: Parity Check/Memeory Parity Error
The system has halted.

2) In IML
- PCI Bus Error(Slot 4, Bus 7, Device 6, Function 0)
- ASR Detected by system ROM
- POST Error: Acritical Error occurred prior to this power-up

3) In Event Log
Event ID:4196
The compaq System Management Driver has detected that the system encountered a Non-Maskable Interrupt (NMI) prior to this boot. The NMI source was: PCI bus error, slot4.

Slot 4 is one 5302 raid array controller, I have replaced new card, but the same problem exist still.

Any suggestion thanks.