BIOS PROBLEM on Intel MB SC450NX with XEON PROCESSOR

BIOS PROBLEM on Intel MB SC450NX with XEON PROCESSOR

Post by Rafae » Fri, 16 Apr 2004 20:01:28



PROBLEM on Intel MB SC450NX with XEON PROCESSOR



* Needed urgently: Intel System Setup Utility (SSU) contained in CD
* Advise on Intel Server Crash - using MS W2K Advance Server



PROBLEM DESCRIPTION

Our site was working fine and acting as expected

We rebooted for maintenance and got error message indicating software or
hardware failure. Previous to error message and on blue background there was
a screen with a specific error which flashed to quick. To try and read the
contents rebooted several times until it stopped showing anything.

The screen remains blank with only a flash of the first 5 lines of the
regular boot up.



The indications are that the BIOS has been corrupted.



We have followed the procedure described on Intel online document "Server
System Product Guide SC450NX MP" page 151-153

http://www.yqcomputer.com/



However we are stuck in that we do not have the System Setup Utility (SSU)
and the Graphical user Interface we need as indicated in page 46 of the same
Guide.



We might be barking up the wrong tree and this is not the solution to the
main problem, but we must at this stage follow it up and restore
accessibility to solve any other problem.



Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

** If somebody has the CD please zip and email the needed "System Set Up"
utility and

the Flash Memory

** If somebody can burn a CD and send me a copy I will pay for the cost.



Many thanks in advance



Rafael

oz@ozbooks[please remove this].com



(the [please remove this] noted by advise of Microsoft to reduce spam)
 
 
 

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