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When booting the ds20 compaq server from system disk it brings an error saying scsi drive at channel 1 dead, target 0 dead and goes on to say the same for all the other disks


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If you are sure the disks are ok (they could have been fried by a bad power source) then the SCSI chip is probably dead.Simple test: remove all hard disks and boot from the recovery disk. If you are lucky it will report all HDD channels operational and without disks. Insert another certainly good disk and boot again and see what happens.\012
If you're unlucky it will report the same thing - dead channels. In that case you will need at least a new SCSI card (they don't just die by themselves).
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