Solved Booting problem novell 3.12

September 7, 2011 at 11:20:35
Specs: Novell Netware 3.212, 486/dx2 66
Thinks battery down, got new but can not start server, stopps error 178 process configuration invalid and so on, bios on disk I think, ask for running system configuration utility, i don not have that software, anyone that can help me? Compaq do not support anymore. Novell starts but says "wrong speed, run speed" but then it hangs so I cannot because i not in novell. Runs dos 7.0 and i can go thrue the start so I can use nc.exe and so on but what shall I do? Has been running 15 years without any problem so I would like run it some more time to at least take the data out that not have been backed up. Please help me.

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#1
September 7, 2011 at 15:08:20
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Crosscheck the BIOS settings and make sure, that especially the HDDs are set correctly.

Also make sure, that no memory manager like HIMEM.SYS and EMM386.EXE is loaded in CONFIG.SYS file.

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#2
September 7, 2011 at 23:55:31
Thank you, good ide but I can not reach the bios. The dips on the motherboard is correct set and himem.sys or EMM366.exe is not loading. It is not in any way possible to stop booting with the keyboard and I have read that others had the same problem with the compaq prosigna VS 300 server. They say that the bios-information is stored on the HDD. At boot I got ok that dos finds the HDD and I can read on them to from dos 7 with norton commander but then I do not know what to do to check the BIOS info. Seems to need the SCU but can not find it thats why I am lost.


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#3
September 8, 2011 at 03:02:45
Please post the complete error message you get.

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#4
September 8, 2011 at 06:03:38
this is it, sorry about the spelling
178 processor config invalid
172 EISA non-volantile memory invalidinitialization aborted
172-1 configuration nonvalatile memory invalid
107- ASR timer faliur
SCSI device detected IDO ….
SCSI device detected IDO ….
161 system option not set
163 time and day not set
run system configuration utility
(resume f1)

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#5
September 8, 2011 at 07:03:37
Ok, so this is not an error message from the novell netware server, but from the computer itself.

In this case, you need an SCU disk, to configure the system settings. Therefore, if you haven't got one, you have to contact Compaq (Hewlett Packard) to get a new one.

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#6
September 8, 2011 at 07:49:17
Ok, I have called Compaq, the server is old so they have to search ang call back. I really hope that C can find it. Thanks a lot.

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