Board is mounted in a SC5200 chassis. When powered on it shows the bios for the Rage XL card, shows Lan Boot Agent. Freezes after that with a blinking cursor.. If I try to PXE boot, it shows MAC address, no DHCP and then goes to a blinking cursor. Have tried all available bios available through Intel, Recovery appears to work and I get two beeps at the end of recovery, All hardware is disconnected, have tried changing RAM and Processor. Any thoughts?
Figured out that reinstalling two pci cards back into the server and it posted. If I remove the cards, it fails. I would like to remove these cards (Dialogic) as they are not needed anymore. What could be causing the system not to post without the cards installed?
Already tried all of that. Tried pulling card with server running and update the bios. No dice. Server will not boot to bios with out the card installed. Operates perfectly with card installed. Doesn't matter what slot it's installed in. Almost like Dialogic installed a pre-boot pxe code or something.
Here's an oddball thought, if the SE7501HG2 isn't putting enough draw on the 5V rail to start up the power supply. The Dialogic cards were pretty heavy users of the +5V rail, if I remember correctly.
Before you try replacing the motherboard, have you tried a different power supply?