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Proliant ML370 stuck at boot screen "HP INVENT PROLIANT"

Jacky Zhu
Occasional Contributor

Proliant ML370 stuck at boot screen "HP INVENT PROLIANT"

All of a sudden my ML370 does not respond. Held the power button for 5 second to manually force it to shutdown. Waited for about 1 minute and then turned it on. Now, it doesn't go pass the first screen that saids "HP INVENT PROLIANT". I've been searching online to see if I can find any information about this and found nothing.

Does anyone know what's going on?
5 REPLIES
Brian_Murdoch
Honored Contributor

Re: Proliant ML370 stuck at boot screen "HP INVENT PROLIANT"

Hi,

Try setting the CLEAR CMOS switch to ON.(Switch 6 on the maintenance switchpack of the motherboard).
See the lid diagram for the location of this switchpack and what each switch does.

It may just reset things and allow the system to work again.
Power off the server
Set switch 6 to ON
See if it works (or not)
Set switch 6 back to OFF

I hope this helps.

Brian
mike_1030
Occasional Visitor

Re: Proliant ML370 stuck at boot screen "HP INVENT PROLIANT"

I have a Dl360 G2 doing the same. It boots to Smart Start CD, loads, than sits at Invent, eventualy goes past it but then sits at Loading Smart Start. I'll try the old sw switch trick.
Bhavnish
Frequent Advisor

Re: Proliant ML370 stuck at boot screen "HP INVENT PROLIANT"

Just clear the nvram it will resolve the issue.
Steps to clear the nvram
1. Power Off the server
2. Put the Maintance Switch # 6 located on system board to on position. (On server panel you can check for the location of the switch).
3. Power On the server
4. It will display a message "Maintance Switch detected in On postion"
5. Power Off the server.
6. Put back to the original position of #6 and power on the server to check.

Note: Setp #4 may not come in this case as it hangs on the first logo screen. If this will not come then wait for 1 min and then power off the server.


Bhavnish
Everything is Possible+++
Jacky Zhu
Occasional Contributor

Re: Proliant ML370 stuck at boot screen "HP INVENT PROLIANT"

Thank you all for the information.

I did all of that before my original post. It does not help at all. I've finally figured out that second processor is shot. It's currently up and running with one processor with the replacement on it's way.

Thank you again.
Jacky Zhu
Occasional Contributor

Re: Proliant ML370 stuck at boot screen "HP INVENT PROLIANT"

read my latest response