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FixIT: Error Code – BOOT_TRAP_TAKEN

At CentricsIT, we are your IT experts. We are here to help with any IT maintenance issue that arises in your data center. If there is an error code that you can’t fix, we can help in our monthly FixIT column. This month, we’re covering the HP error code: BOOT_TRAP_TAKEN. Error Code: BOOT_TRAP_TAKEN Explanation: This is an HP error code. When you see the error code BOOT_TRAP_TAKEN, your server will most likely power on and display a flashing red light, but it will not start. FixIT: This error message will likely appear along with others and be very confusing. It might look similar to this example: 171 SFW 1 *3 0x64800FA001E00D60 FFFFFFFF002AFF74 MEM_CHIPSPARE_DEALLOC_RANK 08 Apr 2011 17:25:59 172 SFW *5 0xC14D9F4527020D80 FF3F4070000F0300 Type-02 0f7000 1011712 08 Apr 2011 17:25:59 173 [...]

FixIT: Error Code – MC_INITIATED

At CentricsIT, we are your IT experts. We are here to help with any IT issue that arises in your data center. If there is an error code that you can’t fix, we can help in our monthly FixIT column. This month, we’re covering the error code: MC_INITIATED. Error Code: MC_INITIATED. Explanation: MC, also known as “Machine Check” is usually initiated by the hardware due to hardware inconsistencies or malfunctioning. On Integrity systems, MC is called MCA (Machine Check Abort). An MCA can also be caused by software—a wayward device driver or other inner-mode code. In order to fix this issue, you would have to contact local HP Support and follow the steps outlined below. FixIT: If you are able to boot the system after this, check the MCA binary [...]