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Booting up a server


New Member
Hi all, ive been given a dell poweredge 2400 server(no OS installed).Should i get a bios screen or something when i boot it.All the correct leds are lighting but my monitor is completley blank and no beebing from the server.any help would be appreciated thanks ,


Staff member
Do you hear the hard drive spin up, and can you hear the system boot up, or do the LED's just come on, and nothing else happens?

Btw, welcome to CocoonTech!


Active Member
I would open the case and make sure all cards and cables are seated properly. The have a tendancy to shift when transported.


I would disconnect anything that was non-critical during a bootup. This includes floppy's, CD-Roms, ethernet cards, etc... Basically just leave RAM and a video card intact.

Then I would see if there is a setting/jumper to return the bios to its defaults. Usually you move a jumper over a pin, wait a couple of seconds, then replace the jumper to its original location.

Then I would power the PC on and see if it posts.