1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 19, 2011 9:40 AM by JacquesGTS

    Cannot enter BIOS on Intel S3420GPLX Server board


      I am building two identical servers for a company. This first one is running fine. I have Installed Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 on the problematic one and all was well the machine was running fine I then restarted and now the machine goes to the BIOS Splash screen and the sits on it for a while and then reboots and repeats the procedure. I have removed all connected hard drives, DVD-Writer as well as the mouse from the Server but still the problem continues. I have tried to reset the BIOS, without success. When the Machine does this I cannot enter the BIOS the Keyboard is completely unresponsive.


      I have tried to start the machine with the BIOS recovery setting on on with the jumper but then I get nothing and the machine just powers up the fans and sits there with a blank screen.


      Under normal operation the diagnostic LED's gets to the a point where the lights for enabling the keyboard flashes for about five minutes then thye machine reboots and starts again and the gets to a point where the lights flash for something else but seems its for reserved for PCI Bus.


      I have tried different RAM, Keyboards and harddrives. I sincerely hope this board is fine and theat there is just something I am doing wrong. Wainting time for these boards are around two weeks. I need to roll out by this weekend. PLease help any advice would be appreciated.


      The affected Machine did run a burn in test over the past weekend with multiple reboots but never did this just now after I installed the windows and loaded the drivers it started with this. The only drivers I did load where the Intel Chipset drivers off the CD that shipped with the board.