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W2K install fails during install

Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

W2K install fails during install

Hello

I am posting this message on behalf of another colleague. As I do not currently have serial number of ML350 have used serial number from a PL8500 in dev lab.

Colleague has 2 ML350s, both supposedly identical. On one, the install of W2K using smartstart 4.90a works fine, the other it hangs when W2K tries to start for the first time. He has noticed following difference between ML350s:

Both ML350s have only a single CPU.

One the good one, when processor located in slot 1, system reports it as processor number 1. Level 1 and Level 2 cache detected.

On the bad one, when processor located in slot 1, system reports it as processor number 2. No Level 1 or Level 2 cache detected. If he moves processor to slot 2, it gets reported as processor 1, level 1 and level 2 cache found.

Both ML350s using System Rom D02/F02 26/9/2000.

Any comments.
thanks
Mike
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Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: W2K install fails during install

I had the exact same problems and got the machine replaced DOA!
Replacement works fine! I also heard from another user with the same issue so looks like there are a few of them out there!
Everything points to the motherboard!