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Server screwed up. Not booting into windows 2016 server edition

2018-12-28, 16:50 PM

We just bought a new Lenovo blade server system x3550 m5 5463 for our college. I'm new to server concept and I thought it is just like a desktop with high specs. I was not sure abt what is a blade server. I just flashed a win 10 2016 server os and installed it directly as we do in desktop. It installed properly but didn't boot. It says optimize boot and shows some seconds and finally hangs. I was not able to enter boot setup, diagnostics, or boot options. every menu just hangs with either "optimize boot"msg, loading boot devices message. kindly pls help.

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Re: Server screwed up. Not booting into windows 2016 server edition

2019-01-02, 3:30 AM

Hi Sir,

 

Could you please download and refer the ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD to install Windows server 2016 on system x3550 m5.

 

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Re: Server screwed up. Not booting into windows 2016 server edition

2019-01-02, 5:00 AM

No sir. It's not recognising other boot media. Whenever i press F1, F12, etc i just hangs in the respective menu. Its not showing what are the boot menus available. 

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Re: Server screwed up. Not booting into windows 2016 server edition

2019-01-02, 7:55 AM

Hi Sir,

 

Maybe you have encounted following Tip. 

System hangs after Windows Server 2016, 2012R2, or 2102 November Update – Lenovo System X M5, M6, and X6

https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/HT502912

 

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Re: Server screwed up. Not booting into windows 2016 server edition

2019-01-02, 8:07 AM

Hello Sir, 

I'm already aware about it. The problem is I can't Update the UEFI. Wither It needs to boot into a OS ( which I Can't) or It needs to enter IMM2 interface. I think we need to enter into the F1 setup menu to enter into the IMM2 interface but in mine case it just hangs with the lenovo menu as shown in below image. I cant enter F1 setup menu. Ps Revert back ASAP.

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Re: Server screwed up. Not booting into windows 2016 server edition

2019-01-02, 8:39 AM

Hi Sir,

 

1. Could you please remove all disk than boot up agin to check if you can enter into the F1 setup menu or not.

2. If you cannot enter setup menu, please refer Lenovo System x3550 M5 Installation and Service Guide page 94. Recovering the server firmware section to update or recover uEFI firmware.

 

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Re: Server screwed up. Not booting into windows 2016 server edition

2019-01-02, 8:45 AM

Hello Sir,

 

Already tried all these methods. Removing HDD didn't work. Also I booted with Backup UEFI. Got Same problem. Will IMM2  method work to update UEFI without Entering F1 Setup menu.

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Re: Server screwed up. Not booting into windows 2016 server edition

2019-01-03, 18:33 PM

The issue has been fixed. Follow this thread for solution.

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Solutions-on-Lenovo-Servers/Lenovo-server-stuck-in-boop-after-win-10-2016-server-os/m-p/4318348/highlight/false#M35

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