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Old 03-28-2012
Question boot up failure unix sco after power failure

hi power went out. next day unix sco wont boot up error code 303. any help appreciated as we are clueless.
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Old 03-28-2012
I may not be able to help directly, but for the benefit of the community please post:

1) Hardware make and model and disc and peripheral configuration.
2) Operating System and version.
3) The exact messages verbatim (that means so you can Google the message accurately) which you see when the system tries to boot. This may take some time and effort to type but is so important.

Last edited by methyl; 03-28-2012 at 09:52 PM..
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Old 03-28-2012
wyse box printer (1) one monitor. sco unix 5.0.06 model number 760mp thank you
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Old 03-28-2012
And what you see on the boot sequence is .... ?

I recall that Wyse make VDUs not computers. What is the make and model of the computer?

Btw, how old is this system? The AMD 760MP processor appears to have been popular in 2001. But ... I could have Googled the wrong model number.
Is this an Apple computer?

Btw. General advice is to let the computer cool off and drain capacitors overnight and then turn it on the next day. Leave the mains lead in (to provide an earth route) but leave the power switch off. When you switch it on write down every message you see verbatim (every colon or space character is important).
If there is an external disc cabinet, switch that on at least 5 mins before switching on the processor cabinet.

Last edited by methyl; 03-28-2012 at 09:26 PM.. Reason: typos, addenda, more questions
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Old 03-28-2012
its a wyse box it says. model760mp. about 25 years old apx. os is 5.0.06...the screen says error, query new mode: (I) (S) (R) (A) (Q) (C) (L) ...also says E3 failure in : system initialization, error 303

---------- Post updated at 06:11 PM ---------- Previous update was at 06:04 PM ----------

do u want me to type everything the screen says? it about 20 lines of system starting but it stopped at that line i gave u. thx for the help
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Old 03-28-2012
It's a labour, but please do copytype everything you see on the system console with every space character accurate, then post in code tags.

Though my hopes are declining, the more accurate information you provide will give the hardware experts and the SCO experts the best chance.

Do you have a hardware maintenance contract with the hardware supplier?

Sorry to be alarmist, but do you have a current Backup and a Disaster Recovery strategy?

Ps. To save time, where on the planet is this computer? This question is about finding suitable repairers of 25-year-old computers.

If you have access to any computer technicians, try to get them involved.

Last edited by methyl; 03-28-2012 at 09:38 PM..
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Old 03-28-2012
can i take a pic of screen and send to ur email or smartphone? thx fred
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