The Question is:
I have a DEC 3000/600 that will not boot. I get a message "T_ERR_SCSI - CHECK
BOOTBLOCK", I can't seem to get pass that. Can you point me into the right
The Answer is :
The specified messages do not specifically match the format and
contents of error messages known to the OpenVMS Wizard, thus the
OpenVMS Wizard will guess.
You have explicitly specified a disk device that is not bootable, or
the default disk boot device for this system has been overwritten or
This T-ERR-SCSI Alpha SRM console error means that you either have a
corrupt disk, or are explicitly or implicitly specifying a disk device
that is not a system disk -- that the disk's boot block is invalid.
Please determine if you can boot this system from a distribution CD-ROM.
(The CD menu will allow you to spawn to the $$$ prompt, and you can then
manually MOUNT and examine the file structure on the target disk device.
Assuming this is a system disk corruption error and assuming that you
are unable to repair and then unable to restore the system disk, you
will likely need to reinstall OpenVMS.)
Also determine if the console environment variable BOOT_RESET is set
ON, and that SCSI_RESET is set to 4. These are the typical settings
for a DEC 3000 series Alpha system. Also ensure that the SCSI bus is
valid, and that there are no SCSI unit collisions or other similar
SCSI configuration problems.
Assuming this system has been functioning and has not had its system
disk hardware or software reconfigured since it last successfully
bootstrapped, the system disk has probably become corrupted. (Systems
dual-booting with some operating systems can cause this corruption,
please search for "harmless" within the OpenVMS FAQ for details.)