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I sat down at my main system this morning and it will not boot up. The card led's flash from right to left normally until it gets to the memory card. The memory card stays lit up and I have a blank cyan screen.

 

At first I thought it might be a memory card issue so I replaced the Myarc 512 with a TI 32k. same results.

 

My card layout from left to right

 

Slot 1 - interface card

Slot 2 - TI RS232

Slot 3 - Myarc 512 memory

Slot 4 - Horizon ramdisk

Slot 5 - WHT SCSI

Slot 6 - emply

Slot 7 - Corcomp Triple tech

Slot 8 - Myarc DSQD disk controller

 

I also moved the memory card from slot 3 to slot 6 and the led stays lit in that configuration as well.

 

I am at a loss on what to do - Could it be the consoles powerup routine with expansion attached?

 

When I power up the console alone it seem to operate normally.

 

Any ideas?.

 

 

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Looks like you are going to have to remove each and every card in sequence until/if the problem goes away. If one of those cards is not the issue you may have to consider asking Airshack to try his Flex Card if you don't have a backup. Good Luck isolating which card it is and then getting it fixed. Oh, you might also try swapping consoles with your P-Box, who knows? Trial & error diagnosis is not the best, but it might help narrow down the issue.

 

Also, do you have a DMM to check for voltages?

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Sometimes the ROS on my Horizon gets corrupted and the system will not boot up. I would look there first. Mine is an HRD4000 and there is a switch in the back that will turn off the ramdisk. Flip that switch or if you don't have that switch you can pull the card (with the power off) and try to reboot,

Also it might me as simple as the firehose not making good connection.

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That's the same behavior I experienced this weekend when the DSR on my RAMDisk was lost. I used CFG834 to load ROS834.... worked like a charm.

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Would say so too, turn off the switch or remove the HRD and try again. Had the same behaviour while I was experiencing issues with my HRD 3000.

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i have seen this many times as other have stated. My HRD ROS was the culprit and I had to reload it. Turn the HRD to the off position and try to boot.

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That's the same behavior I experienced this weekend when the DSR on my RAMDisk was lost. I used CFG834 to load ROS834.... worked like a charm.

 

Come to think about it, I would get the << blue screen of death >> whenever my HDX's battery got weak and the DSR got corrupted. I should have thought of that.

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The only time I ever seem to run into ROS corruption is when I'm mucking around with code that trashes things or as Omega suggests the battery is weak. The last time my ROS was corrupted is over a year ago. A read-only DSR would be preferable but there are a number of obstacles to doing so.

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Yep, the Horizon was the culprit. Switched it off and my system booted normally. It got corrupted somehow.

Thanks for the help fellows!

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