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Dell PE R710 'Configuring Memory Please Wait...'

by MarkB239 / April 26, 2010 6:27 AM PDT

On both the R610 and R710 servers. I would like to know if anyone can tell me how to stop this message from coming up every time I boot the server? Why is it configuring memory every time you boot? So far, no luck on our end trying to stop it from running.

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I have a question.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 27, 2010 12:06 AM PDT

Since we boot and run servers for many months at a time, why would I ever see this but when we boot the servers and leave them to do what they do for months at a time?

Seems odd to want to fix something that would only be seen two times a year.

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Reply to Bob
by MarkB239 / April 28, 2010 12:45 AM PDT
In reply to: I have a question.

Well Bob, That wasn't very helpful at all, but thank you for replying!
We build hundreds of servers and would prefer this get shut off from the start of our build. We aren't trying to fix it. We're trying to disable it! MarkB

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You are building a Dell?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 28, 2010 12:50 AM PDT
In reply to: Reply to Bob

Sorry again but if you are making Dell servers I apologize if I read that wrong then wouldn't you have the engineers that write the BIOS at your beck and call to change this?

Remember these are member forums. No Dell staff has come by for some time.

-> Ok, let's say you are not building Dell servers. Why not ask Dell directly? You bought their product.

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Re: disabling message
by Kees Bakker / April 28, 2010 12:51 AM PDT

What exactly do you want to 'stop running':
1. the machine configuring the memory (which you presume to be a unnecessary action, because it can just as well run with unconfigured memory)
2. not the action, just the message telling you what the machine does

And can you tell if it's a message from the BIOS or from the OS (like Linux or Windows Server 2008). That's not clear from your post. Obviously, disabling something in the BIOS is quite different from disabling it in the OS.


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Stuck on "Configuring memory"
by marzlarz / December 21, 2010 5:23 AM PST
In reply to: Re: disabling message

So my issue is a little different, and was hoping to find someone who has experienced this. I have a Dell R610 that is stuck on the "Configuring Memory, please wait" screen. This happens before the BIOS even loads, so at this point, the server is 100% unusable.

Any ideas?


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I've seen this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 21, 2010 5:28 AM PST

But the machine needed repairs. One time it was some USB stick that had something on it, the next time it was a bad boot block on a drive.

Your post is a little light on details.

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Did you get this issue resolved?
by boneill32 / February 17, 2011 5:07 AM PST

I am having the same issue with an R710. Stuck with "configuring memory...please wait".

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That's a new different issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 17, 2011 6:47 AM PST

If it sticks at that message I've found failed RAM, heat sinks fallen off the CPU (or other parts), dead drives, bad video cards, and overtaxed power supplies.

In other words, this amount of information for diagnosing the machine is not enough.

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I agree...
by boneill32 / February 17, 2011 11:43 AM PST

...that is not a lot of info to go on. unfortunately that's all the machine is giving me. the message shows up about 2 seconds into the boot process and that's it. tomorrow i'll start the process of swapping out parts i suppose.

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