compaq proliant 5000 server

By randy2411
Dec 19, 2006
  1. i need help if any one can help me i picked up a compaq proliant server 5000 it wont turn on it lights up for a sec then shuts down it wont even let me get it into safe mode to re format it im not sure what to do to get it to turn on and stay on so i can change the boot sequence to boot from the CD room can some one please help me thanx
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Looks like there is a PSU overload.. Maybe a short somewhere or the PSU is dying.

    Try disconnecting all "extra" peripherals and boot with only CPU, RAM, video connected.
  3. randy2411

    randy2411 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    last night i unpluged every thing and cleaned all the connections also it has 3 removable hard drives i put them in ever order i could thing of it turns on for a few min and goes through it's process and brings the hard drives on line one at a time it almost let me hit f2 to get into the setup but i didnt catch it in time now all it does is turn on for a sec and turn off then every once and a while it will light all up and it's verry loude when the hard drives come on line what periherals do you mean to unplug like tell me what i should unhook? and try i really want to get this thing up and runing but i cant get into the boot sequence to get it to boot from the CD room any way what should i do??
  4. randy2411

    randy2411 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    should i unplug the floppy and all the PCI hardwear? and the CD room?? and leave the hard drives? HELP lol
  5. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Unplug everything, leave only CPU, RAM and video. If it still acts weird, then it is most likely either a bad PSU or a bad motherboard.
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