I recently built a new server using the Intel S1200BTL motherboard with a Xeon E3 CPU.
On this board is a Adaptec 6805E RAID controller which has 4 Seagate Enterprise SAS drives,
The issue I am having from the get go is no boot / no display - nothing. The fans all spin but I get nothing from the system. I have tried disconnecting everything except one stick RAM, Front Panel and PSU but the same condition applies.
Looking at the LED Diagnostic I see:
OOOO XXXO and a little orange LED flashing
This would indicate 0xF1 code : PEIM which detected User recovery Condition (I think)
What is this and how can I fix it so I can boot the board? Nothing I try seems to work....
Can anyone give some advice?
From the LED pattern your board is in BIOS recovery mode. Can you check the BIOS recovery jumper at J1F3? It's between the PCH and SATA ports. It should have a jumper at pins 1-2 for normal operation.
Yes I have checked and double checked the position of the jumper and it is fine.
I have tried it on pins 2 and 3 as well but no change.
I would expect to see a BIOS screen or some output from the video though - currently nothing.
I did have Kingston KVR1333D3S4R9S/4GI at the start but got 3 long beeps.
Seems I missed the supported memory as neither of the Kingston appears on the list.