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unable to format 146 Gb hdds

 
Mohammed Sadhik
Occasional Contributor

unable to format 146 Gb hdds

I have new HP Proliant ML 350 G4p server with single 146 Gb, 10k Hdd . When i start installation through smart start 7.60 , server is hangup at erase screen. I have only single 146 Gb Hddd connected to onbard scsi controller.
Firmware on the server is latest and i dont what to do from here anyone can help on this this is very urgent

Thanks in advance.
3 REPLIES
Ozan GUNAYDIN
Frequent Advisor

Re: unable to format 146 Gb hdds


Are you talking about operating system installation page with "erase screen"?

IF so you can try to change the disk (if available) and try again?

and you can try another smart start cd. There can be a problem about the cd or cd version.

Mohammed Sadhik
Occasional Contributor

Re: unable to format 146 Gb hdds

I changed another 146 Gb Hdd then to same problem, I also done the system erase , changed to scsi port2 and also checked with smart start 7.4.
Ozan GUNAYDIN
Frequent Advisor

Re: unable to format 146 Gb hdds

Does the server hang only on disk erase?
Are there any other process does the server freeze or hang?

It there is, that may be a RAM problem. You can try to change the DIMM modules.

If it freezes only on disk erase, and after you changed the disk and scsi slot it still continues to freeze, I think that must be about scsi controller hardware, firmware or driver.

You can try to format the disk with windows setup (by using windows cd not smartstart). But you must load the scsi controller driver with f6 when windows setup is about to begin.