James Rich wrote:
On Tue, 27 Oct 2009, CRPence wrote:

IIRC the SRCB90037FF is a generic "Start CPF failed" condition,
which effectively requires reviewing the data in the
additional reference data to determine the specific failure;
i.e. to determine the symptom as origin for the
failure-in\diagnosed-by IPL module [named QWCISCFR I think] in
the function\subfunction & data of the System Reference Codes.
Generally the problem is resolved by reporting the generic
failure to your service provider [e.g. IBM] to investigate.
However one can, using the following debugged failure as a
reference, perform the similar review of the code data with translation of hex data to character data [except failing instruction] to build the symptom string:

[snip]

Would a scratch install fix this SRC? It would be ok with me to
do a scratch install.


Probably; well over 95% is my guess. But since determining the problem origin is so simple, that would be my first choice. The primary reason is to know why the failure transpired, to best know how to prevent the incident again after recovery; which could remain an issue even after a scratch install. The resolution may not be so simple however, perhaps more work than in comparison to a scratch install. So a secondary reason to investigate the error is to know if a simple correction or circumvention might enable the IPL without having to install or scratch install. Another secondary reason to determine the cause of the failure is to determine if perhaps either a slip install or abbreviated slip install might correct the condition to allow the IPL.

Regards, Chuck

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