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dl145 g2 is not starting

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dl145 g2 is not starting

after i failed the upgrading BIOS up to 2.17 (oct/06) the dl145 g2 is not starting yet,
no beep codes, nor POST errors, i see just black screen...
the power supply is on, the fans are working but nothing else....

have any idea what's wrong,
and what should i do?
Trusted Contributor

Re: dl145 g2 is not starting

Try removing the battery for a while. If this doesn't help, perhaps you will need a new board :)
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Re: dl145 g2 is not starting


what do you mean by "i failed the upgrading"?

power outage?
or what was the issue?

Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
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Re: dl145 g2 is not starting

Recovering from a Failed System ROM Upgrade
During the ROM upgrade process, the whole process must complete for the ROM upgrade to be successful.

WARNING: If an error such as a power failure, operating system lockup, or some other catastrophic event occurs during the system ROM upgrade process, the ROM upgrade will not complete and the system ROM image on the target server will be corrupted. Should this occur, the server will not operate correctly and ROM disaster recovery procedures must be implemented to regain server functionality.

IMPORTANT: Supported Servers
While ROMPaq disaster recovery is supported on all ProLiant server models, each server has unique and specfic directions for exicuting the Disaster Recovery Procedure. Older models require powering down, opening the chassis, and locating the system maintenance switch block on the serverâ s system board. Specfic switches have to be set and very from server model to server model. Newer models do not require setting any system board switches. For the server specific information, warnings and procedures, please refer to the serverâ s Setup and Installation user guide for details.

Follow these steps to perform ROMPaq disaster recovery on any Compaq server that has a corrupted ROM image:

Obtain the latest ROMPaq version for the target server.

The ROMPaq files can be obtained in several ways. See Question 5 below in the "Questions and Answers" section for sources where the ROMPaq files can be obtained.

Create the ROMPaq diskette that will be used to restore the serverâ s system ROM.

IMPORTANT: If System ROM is Corrupted
If the system ROM is corrupted on the target server because the ROMPaq ROM restoration procedure was interrupted, the initial ROMPaq attempt may have affected the contents of the ROMPaq diskette. It is recommended that a new ROMPaq diskette be created.

NOTE: The Compaq SmartStart and Support Software CD 4.80 or later includes Diskette Builder software that facilitates the creation of ROMPaq diskettes.
Unlike the System ROMPaq Utility, the ROMpaq Disaster Recovery procedure does not allow for saving the original System ROM image by writing to diskette. Write operations to the diskette are not performed by ROMpaq Disaster Recovery procedure.

Older ProLiant System Models

Power down the server that contains the system ROM that needs to be restored.

Open the server chassis and record the default positions of the switches on the server's Configuration Maintenance Switch Pack. If possible, obtain the revision level of the System ROM firmware originally loaded. This information can be obtained from an INSPECT or Survey Report.

Set configuration switches 1, 4, 5, and 6 on systems with 6 switches, or switches 1,2,3 and 4 on systems with 4 switches on the system maintenance switch block to the ON position. Setting these switches to the ON position enables Disaster Recovery Mode on older ProLiant servers.

NOTE: Refer to the serverâ s documentation and hood labels for the location of the configuration switches.
Insert the ROMPaq diskette into the diskette drive.

Power up the target server. The keyboard, mouse, and monitor will all be inactive.

When the server has powered up, the server will make two long beeps to indicate that it is in Disaster Recovery Mode. For systems with the Integrated Management Display, check the IMD display for: "Insert ROMPAQ diskette".

Insert the System ROMPaq diskette in the server's diskette drive. Check the IMD display for: "ROMPAQ flashing ROM". Then, the server will read the ROMPaq diskette for the latest ROM image and will proceed to flash the system ROM on the target server. Flashing the System ROM should take a few minutes to complete. The procedure will take longer to complete on servers with Redundant ROMs since it is flashing two images; the primary and redundant.

Listen for a sequence of ascending (increasing) tone beeps after flashing is complete. Check for a message in the IMD that will indicate a successful operation is completed. The diskette drive may appear to still be in use, but the procedure is complete per the IMD messages and ascending tone beeps.

If the flashing fails, check for a message in the IMD display indicating the failure, and listen for a series of descending beeps will be generated. A second attempt should be made just in case the procedure should complete on that iteration. A quick series of beeps indicates successful completion of the system ROM recovery process.

When the disaster recovery process has successfully completed:

Remove the ROMPaq diskette from the drive and power down the server.
Return configuration switches 1, 4, 5, and 6 to their original positions.
Reassemble the server chassis.
Power up the server as usual.
If the Disaster Recovery procedure can not be completed and before dispatching the System or Peripheral Board depending on the server, components like the first bank of memory, the processors and associated hardware such as PPMs, Processor Power Modules, and Terminator Boards, and the power supplies should be eliminated as much as possible to causing or masking the problem. Remember to remove unnecessary and redundant hardware from the server that is not required to complete POST. Some of these components include multiple banks of memory, multiple processors, any PCI device, and redundant power supplies and PPMs. These extra components become available as on-site spares.