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Dell precision m600.
i7
24GB Ram
Windows 10.
SSD 1TB hdd

I just replaced the mechanical drive and installed a fresh copy of Windows 10 and it was slow running that install. When Windows finally booted the start menu was very laggy to pull up. This is a Brand New Hard drive and Brand New Ram. I did add 16GB to 8 GB existing.
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Windows 10 Upgrade attempt - from v 1703 to any later version. The machine in question is a Dell Inspiron laptop.

The upgrade process fails each time. It is failing during what is commonly caused 'Phase 2', where a certain percentage is reached, then proceeds no further. McAfee AV has been uninstalled - which made no difference.

My very specific question - is there any log or precise information available that details where in the upgrade process the failure is occurring ? E.g. with a specific driver, setting, software, or configuration ?

Please note: I have already extensively researched on the Internet and read through dozens of suggestions as to how to make the upgrade work. What I'm looking for is some precise information in order to determine exactly where the upgrade is failing, so that I can then pursue the appropriate remedies.

Regards,

Mark Weaver
Oxford, CT
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Greetings wise wizards of EE:

I'm helping a friend with a Dell Windows 7 laptop, that has recently produced the dreaded Blue Screen of Death. I copied the Minidump file from his C:\Windows\Minidump folder, which I now attach to this message. I request an analysis of that minidump file, to help resolve that issue. Though I am grateful for all posts, I would ask for a specific analysis of this file, rather than just general advice, so that I may tackle the solution directly.

Many thanks and take care,

Zovoth
110918-46160-01.dmp
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Looking for GPU upgrade options for a Dell PowerEdge R510 Rack-mount server.  We are integrating a security surveillance system and the client that we intend to run on the server will require a higher definition output than the standard built-in VGA that the PowerEdge R510 Server offers.  Are there any solutions for upgrading or adding an internal/external Hi-Def GPU card?
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In my shop we are heavily considering to an Oracle Database Appliance (ODA) X7-2HA to run our enterprise application RAC database.  Currently we are running our 2-node clustered RAC database on (2) R810 Dell Servers, which are end of life, run on an old version of Solaris O/S, while running on our customized Solaris Zone Cluster environment.  According to our Oracle Corp rep and their marketing this is a superior terrific approach for our application.  According to the marketing:  database in a single-box, consolidates processor, storage, networking, etc only taking 6u rack space.

I need a lot of specifics on how/why an ODA is a superior technical solution?  Any personal experience, need performance metrics and anything to help me sell this new architecture to my senior management. I already have marketing type stuff, suchas:  engineered Database Optimized to Run efficiently, independent hardware with reduced footprint, simpler approach to put database into production.  I'm looking for some meat to support theses statements.
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Client has a Dell Latitude E6520 laptop running Win7 Pro 32bit. Is there any reason not to upgrade to Win10 on this device?  I'm wondering because it's 32bit version of the operating system. Are there advantages to upgrading to Win10 on this laptop?
Thanks,
Al
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Hi Experts,

We have 2 ESXi identical hardware 6.0 hosts directly attached to a Powervault Md3400 .On 1 host we have 2 active paths, 1 active and 1 active with (I/O) and have a multipathing policy  VMW_SATP_ALUA.

The 2nd host I see 2 active paths and neither one has an active (I/O) path nor does it have a multipathiing policy available to select on the drop down and Storage type is blank.

Is there an option to enable multipathing on Esxi 6.0? I dod not see an option in th emodulard disk store manager on the Storage Array? and did not enable any specific settings on the host that displays the paths corrently.

Thanks
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I am running a Dell PowerEdge T310.  I have 2(qty) RAID 1 setups.  The Hard Drives are Hot Swap.  The first RAID runs the O/S and the second my data.  One of the drives in the first RAID has a blinking amber light and states there is a predictive failure.  I can see this through the Dell Server Admin login on the Server O/S.  I am purchasing a new drive that is the same model, size and speed. My question is do I simply just pull the Hard Drive with the Predictive Failure out and insert the new one or should I run the Dell Server Admin and set the Predictive Failure drive to offline and then replace?  What would be the safest/proper way to replace this drive?
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Hi,

normally Broadcom/qlogic has a relatively strict driver-firmware compatibility.

For VMware ESXi 6.7, this is also shown in the compatibility matrix for the “tg3” driver

But for the now default ntg3 driver, the recommended firmware is listed as “N/A”

Any experience with this combination?

Or is the tg3 recommended over the newer ntg3?

(NIC is Broadcom BCM5719)
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Hello I've got a Virtual Machine which will not shutdown.  I've tried from Hyper-V Manager (Right Click, Shut Down).   It will not shutdown every-time get the following error:
"An error occurred while attempting to shutdown the virtual machine."
"Failed to stop"

Info is as follows:
Host = Dell Precision 7710, running Windows 10
Guest in question running Red Enterprise Edition

Not sure what to try.
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Hello EE,

We have several users in the UK who are having issues working in O365 Excel 2016, where the longer they work in the application, the slower it seems, and the more it keeps hanging.  They eventually have to close out and reopen Excel to get it to work again.  After some time, the issue comes back, about several times a week.

One of the users mentioned he checked Task Manager during one of the slowdowns, and memory usage had shot up.  The users have relatively new (2-3 years) Dell machines with 8GB of RAM.  This occurs with files both local and on the network.

They all have Windows 7 64-bit with O365 Excel 2016 (v.2215 to .2295).

Anything else I can look at in regards to the slowness issues?

Thanks,
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Hi All,

I'm getting the following error message when trying to configure the idrac on a R420 Dell server running Windows 2008 R2:

"Operation has failed because configuration is disabled for in-band users"

Any idea what is causing this message

Regards
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Hi Experts

I have Dell T410 located in data center, running ESX 6.0.0 5224934. 64GB of RAM and 3 disks (each is physically consisting in 2 disks mirrored).
suddently after running without any problem over 2 years, ESX restarted itself yesterday 12NOV2018 at about 21.15

I have downloaded all the logs available and they are with me.

Can you advice what had happened? How to find cause of problem?

Many thanks

Vladimir
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Backup question: I have a Dell 5810 Workstation:
Drive C:  Toshiba SSD 1 TB
Drive D: Samsung SSD 1 TB
Drive R: Raided 1 4 TB brand new Western Digital Black drives

I am sure that my Drive C: is failing. I have only ever backed up my data in a folder by folder method. I have current backups utilizing this method. However I wish to backup the entire C: drive just in case. Since I have 4TB free in the raid configuration is my best option to simply use Windows 10's backup software to copy everything on c: to the 4TB raid? When I replace this computer I "probably" have everything I need on drives external to the computer, but things can be forgotten and Ii want to have the best backup while the C: drive is still readable and writable. The new computer I choose will have the ability to install the two raided drives to retrieve files I might have forgotten about. So, is backup a reasonable choice? Note: I do not wish to troubleshoot this computer any further. I have had TWO motherboards replaced in the last week and am unwilling to go any further to diagnose it. I only want to oreserve my data and then never turn it on again.
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Best way to install and download two VM's on 2016 Standard Server? Is it install the 180 Server 2016 Server trial then put in the key that came with the Dell PowerEdge operating system? I've had several licensing issues with VM's in the past.

Thanks in advance
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BSOD Dell  DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL   iaStorB.sys

We randomly get the above error and a BSOD on this high-end Dell Precision T5810.   OS freshly reinstalled, video driver updated, all hardware was replaced yet it still occurs, second machine, fresh install, same software.  It can and does occur at idol.  It is running Win10Pro, all diags pass.   I have the same exact apps running on 7 other identical machines, but this one keeps having BSODs.  The pattern is odd, it could go 3 weeks and then do two in a day.  I have thankfully seen it occur with nothing open, just happen to look at screen and BSOD.
People are saying it is Intels chipset, but no one seems to have a clue, and this one has been really challenging to resolve.
Thoughts/ideas?
Thanks!!!
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I am trying to configure a new Dell desktop workstation. It is very confusing. I presently  have a class 40 1 tb ssd boot drive.  The model 5810 is probably the one I will purchase. The choices for hard drives alone is mind boggling to me. My most intensive programs are CorelDraw and Photoshop. What is the difference between class 40 ssd and class 50 ssd drives? This is only the first of probably several questions so that I get what I actually need with some headroom but not buy options that are for more intensive use such as cad/cam. I occasionally will use Camtasia to create and alter videos. I am happy now with c": = 1 tb ssd and the same thing for D:. I have 2 four TB high end drives in raid 1 mainly for onboard backup. From the raid drive the important files go to thumbdrives or blueray or dvd.
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Hi All

I have a firewall problem that I believe is switch related.  My Sonicwall is alerting on IP Spoof Dropped but all the IPs are from my network into my BOVPN link.  I think the spoof is that the firewall is seeing many IPs coming from the connecting network on the Dell 3024 switch.  It seems I am unable to turn the connection from switch to Firewall into a trunk, I thought having a list of IPs from the local network as Tunnels would solve this but it hasn't.   Can anyone give me any pointers on how to resolve this problem?

Thanks

E.
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Hardware: Dell Poweredge R630 - running latest BIOS and firmware.  SD card boot;   Accessories: CD drive;  USB port;  [NO Hard Drive]

Operating System: VMWare 6.5.0    5310538


Problem with sticky boot up when restarting a Dell Poweredge R630 VMWare ESXi host which has no hard drive. [i.e. boots up from onboard SD card] It can take 3 attempts to restart the server which appears to successfully boot through all the hardware configurations but stalls when loading the VMWare environment.  I have spoken with Dell who say that this is a VMWare problem. I am not an expert on this but since the server is running at the moment I was hoping that I might be able to copy the current configuration onto another medium and boot up from it in order to eliminate the SD cards.   Does anybody know how to do this?

If the problem is with VMWare how do I diagnose the likely cause? Does anybody know the best course of action?

Thanks to anybody for taking the time to look at this.
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Hi,

I have Dell Optiplex 7050 and has Window10 running on this pc. We use BitLocker for disk encryption. After I have  BitLocker encryption running and reboot It asks BitLocker recovery key.  Then I found the following steps seems to work:

Deactivate the TPMAutoProvisioning within Windows via the Administrator PowerShell:
1. Right click on the Start menu.
2. Type powershell, right click to run as admin
3. Type the command Disable-TpmAutoProvisioning and press Enter and make sure autoprovisioning is disabled.

Delete the TPM within the BIOS using the Clear option :
1. Restart the system and go to BIOS setup
2. Select "Security".
3. Click on "TPM Security".
4. Choose to Clear the TPM and then click yes to removing all keys from the TPM. (TPM will need to remain active).
5. Then exit and reboot into BIOS again to verify that the TPM is still seen as active.
6. Exit and reboot into the Window.

Activate the TPMAutoProvisioning again with the following PowerShell operation:
1. Right click on the Start menu.
2. type powershell and right click to run as admin
3. Type the command Enable-TpmAutoProvisioning and press Enter.

Under the tpm.msc make sure TPM management provided TPM status as ready to use, with reduced functionality.T hen
1. Turn OFF Bitlocker. Wait for  the hard drive to decrypt.
2. Turn ON Bitlocker. Reboot and no more ask Recovery Key.

It seems work after restarting the pc several times and it did not ask Bitlocker key until I shut it down…
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On some Dell laptops, the keys on the keypads can be made to light up
(when typing in the dark): I'm now using Thinkpad x270 : can it do this?

x270 comes with a camera : does this camera has an LED/flash to light
up when in a dark room?
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I'm trying to load Windows 10 on the Dell laptop but it won't boot from USB. The BIOS is set to EUFI and Secure Boot disabled. I tried to add a boot option but that didn't work either?  I've used this USB in the past with EUFI BIOS so I guess I'm missing something I need to set in the BIOS.
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Hello I have a Dell Poweredge T320 and I want to upgrade my 300gb 3.5 15k SAS drives.  I want to upgrade them and am considering SSDs.  Can anyone recommend SAS SSD with storage size around 600gb or higher.   Currently I have a RAID 10 and the T320 has a PERC H310.
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For some reason my home triple monitor setup isn't working correctly. The normal setup works fine but when I try to configure nvidia surround for gaming the middle montor, which is a different brand but the same size, has black bars on either side. I have never set up a PC to do this and was wondering what was going on.

I am running an i7 8700k, 32 GB mem, and a GTX 1080 ti so it should support it without issue.

My monitors are

From left to right.

Samsung 27in 1080p 60hz , Dell 27 in 1440p 144hz, and another samsung 27in 1080p.

The dell is the one with the issue.
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Years ago I had purchased along with a Dell workstation Microsoft Office Home and Business Office 2013. I needed assistance installing it on a replacement computer a year later and phoned Microsoft for help. They were most gracious and offered to complete the transfer to the new computer while screen sharing. After the tech had installed it he discovered that he had accidentally installed Office 2016 instead of 2013. He explained this to his manager and the manager authorized him to let me have it at no cost. That was a great error and I thanked them for their kind decision. I am now faced with the high possibility that I might have to reinstall my windows 10 operating system on this Dell 5810 Workstation. Since I do not have any media with Office 2016 on it nor do I have any idea what my install code might be does any Expert know how I can backup my Office 2016 and reinstall it after I do the system reinstall? Or, will it be necessary to have Microsoft do it for me once again? It sure would be nice to be able to create a 2016 version install disk and somehow extract whatever install code they issued to make it work on this machine. Ideas for me?
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