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xSeries 346 POST error

xSeries 346 POST error

xSeries 346 POST error

I have a xSeries 346 server that I can't get to boot cleanly.  On every boot, it gives an error "162 configuration change has occurred" and then it goes automatically into setup.  I don't know what it thinks has changed.  I've tried restoring defaults; save on exit; don't save on exit, etc.  The BIOS version is 1.17.   

RE: xSeries 346 POST error

Have you added/removed adapters recently or have you server serviced. Check the BIOS to verify that all adapters, devices match watch you actually have installed

RE: xSeries 346 POST error

I took it over from someone else.  The hardware seems pretty basic.  When I go into the setup, there are no arrows indicating something that has changed.  The only thing not on the board is a planar SCSI.  I tried taking that out and saving the setup but it still thinks there are changes.   

RE: xSeries 346 POST error

The problem was either a bad CPU or VRM.  I removed both and the problem has gone away.

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