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Error 178 processor config Proliant 1600

Tim Barrett_1
Occasional Visitor

Error 178 processor config Proliant 1600


I bought 4 used ProLiant 1600 400MHz machines - each with one processor. I took the processors out of 2 machines (along with the VRMs) so that I now have two 2-processor machines.

When the servers boot, they show both processors present, but they give a 178 error, and say to run the configuration utility. I don't have a SmartStart CD for these servers. Is it possible to make the computer recognize the second processor without the SmartStart CD?

Thanks so much!
Sunil Jerath
Honored Contributor

Re: Error 178 processor config Proliant 1600

Hello Tim,
You need to run System configuration Utility which can be obtained by downloading SP19619 from the following link:

Once you creat four floppies then cold boot the system with first floppy and follow the onscreen instructions. Just run system configuration and then accept the changes.