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pj_11
Super Advisor

Flash rom is blocked

Hello,

I am trying to Flash the the system bios to the
latest level on HP Proliant DL360 G3.I recieve
the following message Flash rom is blocked.
Any ideas.

Thanks pj
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Nathan Gervais
Trusted Contributor

Re: Flash rom is blocked

When you went to flash the bios did you do a warm reboot or a cold boot?

Server bios upgrades can only be done on a cold boot.

If that doesnt work enter the RBSU and switch to using the backup ROM and power down and try to flash again
pj_11
Super Advisor

Re: Flash rom is blocked

cold boot
Nathan Gervais
Trusted Contributor

Re: Flash rom is blocked

Have you tried switching to the backup rom and flashing? I'll keep looking around here on my side
Nathan Gervais
Trusted Contributor
Solution

Re: Flash rom is blocked

If all else fails you might want to try an emergency rom flash.

Turn on switch 1,4,5,6 on the server maintenence switch (SW2) and insert the Rompaq diskette, there will be no video and you will see the floppy light come on and then after a few minutes you will hear a series of ascending beeps indicating the flash has started, after it is done programming you should hear a series of descending beeps indicating that the flash is finished.



pj_11
Super Advisor

Re: Flash rom is blocked

Great tryed emergency switches and it worked.
Had to try it several times.Saved the day as
the Server is going LIVE Today.Otherwise may
have had to replace the system board.


Many Thanks.

PJ.