Dell 1600SC Crashing

Dell / Poweredge 1600sc
April 20, 2010 at 09:44:25
Specs: Windows Vista, Intel Xeon 2400 Mhz 533 F29 - 3GB
Have a Dell 1600SC 3 GB RAM, 2- 70 GB SCSI drives. Works fine. when bringing up GeoVision software system goes blue screen and crashes. PFN_LIST corrupt. works fine with Oracle and SQL. Have stopped all processes, but, GeoVision GV-650 card software crashes system. Any one got any ideas short of wiping and only putting on Windows 2003 Server and that application

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April 20, 2010 at 12:58:23
See event logs.
Did it ever work correctly?

It may be a bad install or bad application too.

Run a clean install of Vista in a Virtual Machine, don't have to register it just run a VM and see if it works. The 1600SC will not fully support VM's unless you had the last batches of 2.8+ xeon'sI think.

Might have to install and run in compatibility mode.

If you do try memtest, you need to change some bios setting otherwise it fails. I think it is like disable legacy usb support in bios. It reserves some area of memory until the OS takes over usb keyboard and mouse.Then memtest fails. Cost dell a lot.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)

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