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!
malmberg December 12 2017 HPE only makes the most current version of OpenVMS Alpha / IA64 /VAX available to hobbyists. When I had access to the Alliance 1 program it was the same. No public downloads are allowed by HPE.
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Bart March 20 2017 Happy to have found my password again!