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Bypassing Hit F1 to continue on reboot?

  1. Oct 17, 2007 #1

    Doc Al

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    bypassing "Hit F1 to continue" on reboot?

    I have a Proliant ML570 server in my lab. When it gets rebooted, it always requires manual intervention to get beyond the "Hit F1 to continue..." message. I'd like to bypass that step, or at least have it time out and continue rebooting after a few seconds. Any ideas?
     
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  3. Oct 17, 2007 #2

    mgb_phys

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    Is there a bios setting something like "halt on all errors"
    It could be a specific server thing since you might want not want a server to restart in a unknown state in the middle of the night, especially if a backup server has already taken over.
     
  4. Oct 17, 2007 #3

    Doc Al

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    Thanks, I'll look into that.

    I don't think it's an error. I think that message pops up as part of the normal boot sequence. In this case, I would like it to time out and just boot up if there's a restart in the middle of the night. This came to my attention when we recently upgraded that server from Windows 2000 to Windows 2003.
     
  5. Oct 17, 2007 #4

    NoTime

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    The only times I have seen this message it has been a bad BIOS setting or a dead CMOS battery.
    Try going into BIOS setup and hitting save changes exit.
    If that doesn't fix it replace the battery.
     
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