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I need to wipe several SAS disks from some servers, can I just connect them up to my SATA interface on my PC? The connections look the same. I obviously am not expecting the same speed, just need to wipe the data off them.

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We have just recived a new HPE 380 DL server and got no cables for the PSU, the PSU has a strange connection:-

Any ideas what this is?
So I have a Dell server which was recently shipped from CA and was working by the way.   Powered up and I'm receiving a BSOD on NTFS.SYS with a stop error of 50.   Reseated the Perc 6i controller, memory and cables.  Diagnostics passes on all components.   Same problem trying to boot off a Server 2K8 USB.  Was able to boot from the USB device only when the RAID 5 disks were disconnected from the controller.
Ran a consistency check on the RAID array.

Do you think I have a faulty disk drive or a corrupted array configuration?
I am programming in Delphi XE8 and have been looking for some time for software that I can call from my program that can convert from as many formats as possible to text or RTF.

Any suggestions?
MS Access 2007 Users/Developers - *** IMPORTANT NOTE ***

  This is a heads up that the following Access components available as standalone downloads are moving past extended support in the near future and along with other Office 2007 products, will not be available for download after that time.

  If you have any software that depends on the 2007 (32bit) database engine or the 2007 run time, you'll want to download these as soon as possible so you have them.  

•      Access 2007 runtime  - https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=4438
•      Office Data Connectivity Components (ACE) - https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=23734&40ddd5bd-f9e7-49a6-3526-f86656931a02=True&a03ffa40-ca8b-4f73-0358-c191d75a7468=True&751be11f-ede8-5a0c-058c-2ee190a24fa6=True
•      ADE - https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=24569 (includes the packaging wizard, source code control, and the save as template functionality)
I have a component called com_product that I developed. For the most part, its working properly.

I am having an issue when I add a category to the component.

I can get here:
Components -> Products -> Categories -> New
Product -> CategoriesProduct -> Categories -> Edit Screen
Then, I enter the data, hit any button, but the 'Cancel' button and I get this error:
Error message.
When I hit the back button, I can then hit the Cancel button and it takes me to the category listing page.

Anyone know what I'm missing within my code to get this working properly?

Here's my product.php file that sits here: /administrator/com_product/product.php
 * @package     Joomla.Administrator
 * @subpackage  com_product
 * @copyright   Copyright (C) 2005 - 2015 Open Source Matters, Inc. All rights reserved.
 * @license     GNU General Public License version 2 or later; see LICENSE.txt
// No direct access to this file
defined('_JEXEC') or die('Restricted access');

// Set some global property
$document = JFactory::getDocument();

// Require helper file
JLoader::register('ProductHelper', JPATH_COMPONENT . '/helpers/product.php');
// Get an instance of the controller prefixed by Product
$controller = JControllerLegacy::getInstance('Product');
// Perform the Request task

// Redirect if set by the controller

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Here's my helper file at: /administrator/com_product/helpers/product.php

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A user with a Lenovo T470 laptop (model 20HD005GUS) has an issue where the built in trackpad doesn't work.

We are unable to use the trackpad to scroll up and down within Microsoft Edge and other applications with large windows.

The operating system is Windows 10 64-bit. All Lenovo drivers, Windows 10 updates, and Office 2016 updates have been installed.

According to the end user the trackpad has never worked for as long as he has had this laptop (30 days).

What can be done to fix this?
M82 ThinkCentre - Type 3302.  Model number:  3302F2U

This machine was originally purchased with the Windows 7 Pro operating system.  I took advantage of the free Windows 10 upgrade when it was available over a year ago.

A few days ago I had to replace the motherboard.  The computer is running fine.  However, when it first boots there are 2 short beeps with an EEOC error.  This error referenced the BIOS containing invalid Model Number and Serial Number.  When I access the BIOS the following entries are seen:

1) Machine Type and Model                            INVALID
2) System Brand ID                                           Lenovo Product
3) System Serial Number                                 INVALID
4) Asset Tag
5) System UUID                                                 FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF
6) Ethernet MAC Address                                FC-4D-D4-DB-34-F7
7) BIOS Revision Level                                     9SKT75AUS
8) Boot Block Revision Level                          9S75A
9) BIOS Date                                                      09/17/2013

I see references to using WinPhlash to manually update the needed settings.  However, I'm unsure (because of my upgraded from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10 Pro) of which BIOS upgrade to use.

I'd like to get that info along with instructions of exactly "how to" complete this process.
Is the Lenovo T450 Ultra Dock shown in this picture fully compatible with a Lenovo T470  (Type 20HD, 20HE) Laptop (ThinkPad) Machine Type Model 20HD005GUS) laptop?

The dock type is 40A2 20V.

The P/N number is SD20FA8270 and the FRU P/N number is 00HM917.
I use a multifunction HP Printer (Color Laser Jet Pro MFP M177fx) and since about 10 days (end of Sept 2017) I cannot use any printer even virtual such as MS Print to PDF. Any suggestion to fix this problem?
Many thanks in advance.

PS: sorry if error messages are in French! :)
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I posted some of this in MSI forum but no one has taken up the discussion.
Essentially MSI has their own application, MSI Command Center, that gives you information about how your system is running. The question is whether the MSI application is the best test of their hardware. Specifically I am interested in whether the MSI application is the best test of the memory or whether the standard applications like CPU-Z, User Benchmark   is the real world test.

I used  quotes to set off specifics of the hardware since this is essentially a question of which application provides the best indication of memory speed rather than specific hardware or BIOS settings. In theory, the memory could run at 3000 MHz on this motherboard with the right timing.

I realize that overclocking, OC, is essentially a crap shoot so happy that my hardware is working as well as it does. I am confused that there is not a consensus among the applications on what speed my memory is running.

Best Speeds for MSI Command Center - 2800 MHz
Getting this result was quite difficult as most setting would either not boot or would show as  2133 MHz in MSI Command Center & CPU-Z, User Benchmark.
MSI BIOS Try IT (16-18-18-18-38) without XMP: 2800 MHz  according to the MSI Command Center.

Other variations including XMP & auto don't seem to work at all or show as 2133 MHz in MSI Command Center. Prior to upgrading BIOS from A.10 to A.50, the best I was able to accomplish was 2667 MHz in MSI Command Center.
What monitors when connected to a Lenovo T470 docking station (model 20HD005GUS)  will have the best and highest quality display?
How can I make it so that if a Lenovo T470 laptop is running on its battery and the battery level reaches a critically low state the laptop won't beep and make loud alerts warning the user that the battery is about to die?
I don't like the Apple "Photos" program  that came automatically with the upgrade from Maverick to El Capitan. I really loved the older "iPhotos" app. Can I safely uninstall "Photos" and replace it with "iPhotos?"

  Model Identifier:      iMac16,2
  Processor Name:      Intel Core i5
  Processor Speed:      3.1 GHz
  Number of Processors:      1
  Total Number of Cores:      4
  L2 Cache (per Core):      256 KB
  L3 Cache:      4 MB
  Memory:      8 GB
  Boot ROM Version:      IM162.0206.B00
  SMC Version (system):      2.32f20
 OSX Ver 10.11.16 El lCapitan.

...Actually, IF it were safe to do the replacement, I wouldn't even have to install iPhotos as I have a fully functional install of iPhoto resting on a sandbox/backup drive, where it was left behind as a relic after moving on from Maverick. ( I guess Apple's photo apps are included in the category of "untouchable" files that don't get wiped when backing up or syncing a system?). I figure I could simply get rid of "Photos" then just drag "iPhotos" back to the HD where it once ruled the roost!
IF it were safe to do this, how would I deal with "Photos" imports and collections already established? Would they show up magically in "iPhotos?"

Is this a feasible project?
When my Dell 7480 & 7580 are plugged into power banks (Energizer XP18000A, Vinsic 30000mAH,
& IntoCircuit 26000mAH), the battery icon on the right bottom will show
" ... % avail (plugged in, not charging) "   when the laptop battery left 10% or 95%

However, if plugged into AC power source using the Dell power adaptor to the wall (220-240V in
my country), it will charge the battery of the laptop.

Why does it behave as such.  On both my Lenovo X61 & X230, the powerbanks would charge
the laptops' batteries.

I don't mind if Dell "bypasses" the charging to power the laptop (its CPU, RAM, HDD, USB ports
etc) to make energy usage more efficient but is this what Dell is doing?
This issue has occurred overnight - working yesterday, not working today.

The computer will boot up to the login screen.  However, the keyboard cannot be used to type in any entry.  The optical mouse does have the red light glowing on the bottom, but it cannot be used either - no mouse movement of any kind.

I was hoping to boot up in Safe Mode and use System Restore to restore the computer to a previous date.  The computer doesn't respond to the F8 keypress no matter how quickly I begin pressing after starting the computer - it just continues to boot to the login screen.

Same response when pressing the Esc key or F12 key.  I'm essentially locked out of the computer.  

I have a device wherein I'm able to pull the hard drive and connect it to another working computer.  That allows me to run "chkdsk" and "sfc /scannow" to check for errors on the drive.  There are none.

Looking for suggestions.
In the specs saying :
APC Smart-UPS SRT 5000VA RM 208V to 120V 2U Step-Down Transformer

Does that mean it has 208V input and 120V output.  Or I can plug it in either into 120V or 208V?  
Do I need to have 208V 30Amp plug for this?
How would you design a system with unclear requirements from the stakeholder under a tight deadline?
Can some body throw good article on IIS WEBSERVER,

I have interview need to know aplication pool, worker process.

how the basic architecture works , what components are important

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I just got a new (to me) laptop and I love it so far, however, I had to buy it in a hurry and didn't have much of a choice in the model or components. It's a refurbished Dell Precision M6600, and luckily for me, just about everything is upgradable. Right now I'm focusing on graphics because, and you'll probably laugh at this: I'm stuck with Intel 3000. It originally had something better, but the place I bought it from said that the card was damaged and so they had to remove it. I literally can't do anything with this right now. Anyway, my current specs are:

OS: Win 10 Pro
CPU: i7-2860QM
RAM: 24 GB
Graphics:.....intel 3000

So I've been doing my research, and it seems my best bet is either Nvidia GTX 680m or Quadro K5000M, but I was wondering if there was anything newer that would be compatible? It helps me meet the minimum requirements for most newer games, but nowhere near the recommended specs. Is there anything better I can use with my model?
Please provide me with the URL addresses I can use to get drivers for a "Cablecc USB 3.0 to SATA 22pin 2.5 Hard Disk to 2 in 1 Combo Mini PCI- E 2 Lane M.2 NGFF & mSATA SSD Adapter Converter."

I purchased this device from Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00S6AHQBM/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1.

When I connect this device to a Windows 10 computer (with the hard drive connected to & screwed into the adapter) there is a question mark that appears next to the "Other devices" device within device manager in Windows 10. The device appears as an SMS/MMS device which also has a question mark next to it (see the screenshot). This happens no matter which USB ports I plug the device into.

Please provide me with the URL addresses I can use to download the drivers for this device.

The hardware IDs for this device are:



SMS/MMS deviceSMS/MMS hardware IDs
New Server has 16GB HBA card. Existing SAN switch is capable only 8GB ports. Is it compatible?
is there a reason  not to use a PS with a 12cm fan in a rack?
or can both 9 cm and 12 cm fan types been used  in racks?

I'm thinking to buy one of those 2 mobos:


I can't find a big difference between them although the price difference is around $30, can you enlighten me if there are something I'm missing?

I'm upgrading from MSI H170 Gaming M3 to a motherboard that supports SLI.

Processor: i5-6500 (Going to upgrade to i7 later)

Best regards,
Please provide me with the exact model or FRU number for the longest lasting battery for a Lenovo T450 (Type 20BU - Model 20BUS05B08) laptop.






Components are those devices that are internal to a computer -- the PC boards, the central processor (CPU), the memory (RAM), disk and video controllers and so on.