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1.  I have a supermicro server, that stops at boot, with the msg SYSTEM INITIALIZING with BA code at the right.
2.  Which key is to be pressed to enter Bios when the machine is connected via serial console (Board X9SCL-F)? We already tried "DEL", "F4", "F11"... but no go.
3.  I plug in 4GB of memory into my P8SAA board but Windows XP only shows 3GB of memory. Everything works fine but why does Windows shows only 3GB of memory?
4.  There is an issue. When we are generating the component rating of the system it shows UNRATED for all the components (Please see the attachment for better idea), while a normal system shows their components rating by using same methods.

Super Micro Workstation Configuration Details as below:-

Motherboard Supermicro X9DAI
Processor Xeon E5 2665 2.40 Ghz (Single CPU)
RAM 16 GB REG. DDR3 1600 Mhz.
HD 2TB Sata
Graphic Card Nvidia Quadro 600
OS Windows 7 -64 bit – Prof.

Please kindly provide the solution for the same ASAP.
5.  I noticed X8 DP series motherboard showing "ERST: Failed to get Error Log Address Range" message during the RHEL/CentOS 6.2,6.3 version while booting. What is this problem related to?
6.  How do I create a bootable USB stick?
7.  I have X8DTH-iF motherboard with 2 E5450 processors and 32GB ECC reg memory. I use: 1) RevoDrive 3 as PCI-slot bootable drive ( with Windows 7 ultimate (latest drivers), 2) ATI FirePro 3D graphic card ( (latest drivers), 3) Adaptec 6805 RAID controller (latest firmware and drivers). For some reason, these 3 devices do not work together. Any two of them work perfectly, but when I connect all 3, RevoDrive disappears from BIOS. What could be the issue? I tried to switch their places on PCI slots, it did not help.
8.  I have a storage Chassis SC846BA-R1K28 and Mainboard X9DR7-LN4F did not start up anymore. Then I unplugged and replugged some SAS cables, and tried to locate which Disk slots are served by which cable. After pushing the power button it showed "supermicro"-screen with "System Initializing..." on the bottom and then did not do anything further. IPMI shows the message "System initializing... B7". Removing the Bios battery for some time did not solve the problem. I did not find an answer on the internet yet - could you please tell us what this means and how I can recover from this?
9.  I have this server : At the system initialization it hang with a post code “B7”. I try to search AMI bios post code on your web site but I don’t find them. Do you have a description list of AMI bios post code ? Do you know what means the post code “B7” ?
10.  How to flash iSCSI option ROM to AOC-SG-I4?

Latest FAQs

1.  I have an X10DRI. Can I use a satadom for this system to save space and sata ports? (02/08/2019)
2.  I have a C612 RAID 5, in use for awhile and now after power outage I cannot see my drives. (02/08/2019)
3.  Would like to use consumer several GPUs in my 4028GR-TRT. Is there anyway I can get them to work. (02/08/2019)
4.  I am looking for a 3.5 to 2.5” drive adapter for a legacy system so I can run 2.5” SSDs.  I looked through your catalog but none of the adapters claimed to have compatibility with my system.  Can you verify which of your adapter products will work for a 7046A-HR+F server?  Your site lists compatible drives, but not the adapters. (02/08/2019)
5.  Can we access CMM from blades internally without connecting CMM LAN cable to external switch?  (02/08/2019)
6.  Is the MCP-290-00062-0N rails are compatible with 1028U-TNRTP+ units? (02/08/2019)
7.  I noticed newer X11 motherboards give you the option to disable SSH from the IPMI interface. Can the older motherboards X8 have SSH disabled as well? Can you actually SSH to an X8 motherboard. Inquiring for a customer. I've tried to SSH to an X8 motherboard but the connection gets abandoned. (02/08/2019)
8.  Can you let me know what’s the difference between these GPU cables?
9.  I am trying to download SuperDoctor from the website as seen below, but after entering in my info to get the download link I get an error saying “Sorry! Software category is undefined, so download is unavailable.” Is there another way to get the download? (02/08/2019)
10.  What is the switchport hybrid for? (02/08/2019)

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