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No Logical Drives Found, No Int 13 Drives to Support, PowerEdge 4600

  • Just today myself and some assistants decided to clean our file server after installing two new 300GB SCSI 80pin 10k drives in the last two bays with the following specs:

    1. PowerEdge 4600
    2. Windows 2003 R2 SP2
    3. Dell PowerEdge RAID Adaptec Controller: 3/Di V2.8-0 [Build 6095]
    4. ESM 1.77
    5. Primary Backplane firmware 1.01
    6. Bios: A13
    7. Hard Drives: 8 SCSI 80pin 10k rpm Seagate Cheetah-All bays are full.

    After carefully cleaning out the interior and being careful to clean one drive bay at a time and rebooting the server we noticed the following:

    1. First of all the RAID controller takes forever to scan the hard drives, whether we decide to go into its bios or not,
    2. No logical drives found! is diplayed after the scan,
    3. No Int 13 drives to support is diplayed after the scan.

    Does anyone have any idea if maybe the RAID controller is bad or any other suggestions. We have looked the system in and out to make sure that everything is connected properly. I have to get it up and running by Monday!!

     

    Thanks once again!!

  • I wanted to additional information the server is displaying.  The approximate time for the Raid Controller to boot the kernel is about 3 and half min.:

     

    <<<PRESS <CTRL><A> FOR ADAPTEC RAID CONFIGURATION UTILITY>>>

     

    CONTROLLER #00: DELL AT PCI BUS:01, DEV:08, FUNC:01
    WAITING FOR CONTROLLER TO START....CONTROLLER STARTED
    CONTROLLER MONITOR V2.8-0[6095], CONTROLLER KERNEL V2.8-0[6095]
    CONTROLLER POST OPOERATION SUCCESSFUL
    CONTROLLER MEMORY SIZE: 128MB

     

    NO LOGICAL DRIVES FOUND

     

    NO INT 13 DRIVES TO SUPPORT

     

    BIOS NOT INSTALLED!

     

     

     

     

     

    NO BOOT DEVICE AVAILABLE-
     STRIKE F1 TO RETRY BOOT, F2 FOR SETUP UTILITY

     

    Hopefully someone can help!! Thanks!!