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172-EISA error on Compaq Proliant 3000

Jimmy Arvidsson_1
Occasional Visitor

172-EISA error on Compaq Proliant 3000

Hi,
Anyone who has experienced the pre-boot error code 172 - EISA Configuration Non-Volatile Memory Invalid Initialisation Aborted.
The system is running Win2K server and was restarted due to updates/hotfixes - so it was running normally prior the boot. Any solutions or ideas are welcome.
2 REPLIES
pudellek
Advisor

Re: 172-EISA error on Compaq Proliant 3000

Try: Erase EISA cfg (nvram) and re-configure using SmartStart CD's/Floppies.
Terry Hutchings
Honored Contributor

Re: 172-EISA error on Compaq Proliant 3000

If this happened during a normal reboot, then this may be indicating the system battery is failing/failed.

If you have the system partition installed you should be able to press F10 after POST to reconfigure the hardware.
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