Hopefully somebody can help as I've been trawling the interent to see if I can find the cause of a system boot error, with no luck.
I am running an old Alphaserver 3000 Model 700, using OpenVMS 7.1-1, nothing fancy attached, two internal hard drives and an external tape drive.
Everything was fine until sometime over the Christmas period when the system failed with a "Machine Check" error. When I now try to reboot the system, it goes through all the power up tests ok, and gets to the >>> prompt. I try to boot from here, and the system reports all the INIT phases ok, and then drops out with;
?07 MCHK FR PAL
PC = 00000000.00054023
And won't go any further.
Repeated attempts to boot the system mostly give the above error, but occasionally I get;
?06 MCHK DBL
It would be most welcome if anyone can shed any light on the possible cause of these error messages!
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