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From keyboard error to unable to boot

Hi,

I have tried everything I could at this point and after a lot of browsing I still don't know what to do.

Your help is very much appreciated.

THANK YOU!

Description:

Before the system could not run, I had noticed the warning LED was amber (either blinking or solid), but the system was running, so I never looked into it. (led is labeled as 9 on the chassis)

And then things went wrong:

Keyboard failure was wrongfully diagnosed as a system problem.

Opened chassis to inspect connections.

Probably the big mistake:

Held power on for 30s with AC disconnected. (With and without battery).

Try to turn on workstation.

System offers to access bios setup, Intel logo screen is displayed.

System throws error:

[code]

Intel Boot Agent GE v1.3.27

PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable

PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent.

Reboot and select proper Boot device (...) press any key

[/code]

Additionally, the warning led is solid amber, even with computer turned off.

System specs:

OS:

Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 dual boot

Chassis:

Intel SC5650WS

Processors:

Intel Xeon X5650

MM 907463

Thermal Solution:

BXSTS100A

Active Thermal Solut w/ Fixed Fan. For Use with Nehalem Svr CPUs. Active Ver

Graphics Card:

Nvidia Quadro FX1800 PCIE16

768Mb GDDR3 DVI-I 2DP 59W USED/SLOTCTLR

PNY

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Seems the server is trying to boot from onboard NIC. It could be due to a failed hard drive. Can you still go to BIOS by pressing F2 during POST?

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Yes, edwardzh, I can still go to BIOS and setup a different boot order.

Funny thing is, I have set the windows startup disk (WD 500Gb) to be the goto drive. Would you recommend disconnecting the other hard drives so I can at least get a successful windows boot and go from there? (I probably should have done that already. Will try as soon as I come home tonight.)

Thank you so much for your help, it is much appreciated!

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Hi everybody,

I realy need some help here.

I ran a boot-repair with the Ubuntu live-cd and I ran into the followng message:

"The boot of your PC is in legacy mode, You may want to retry after changing it to EFI mode."

So I went into the BIOS and changed the settings to

Optimized EFI: enabled

Yes, that was yet another mistake.

Now when I boot I cannot access the BIOS anymore (I just get a black screen).

Please advise if you can. I will be enormously grateful!!!

Additional info:

When I run ubuntu live before I poked around and all the disks seem to be working fine.

Also, I did run a boot-repair the first time around and this is the link that was returned:

http://paste.ubuntu.com/6308369/ http://paste.ubuntu.com/6308369/

(after this initial repair did not work I tried again and that is when I turned to Optimized EFI, please help!!!)

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You can perform a CMOS clear. Follow section 7.1.1 of the board http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/s5520sc/sb/CS-030231.htm Technical product specification.

Next time when you enable "EFI Optimized Boot" in BIOS, you may want to also enable "Use Legacy Video for EFI OS" at the same time.

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Thank you so much for your help! Will do this tonight.

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