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Adding more storage to my Dell PowerEdge 2970 Server 2008 R2
this server is running a RAID5 using three 300GB  SAS drives (DISKS 0, 1 and 2)
PERC 5 integrated controller card

I just purchased five hard drives SAS, I'd like to create a second RAID5 with these five drives and use them in (DISKS 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7)
I inserted two of these new drives in slots 3 and 4 (I have not booted in the PERC 5 controller yet)
When I go to Dell OpenManager I see one of the new drives in Enclosure listed (I attached a pic), I see the other new drive in a second enclosure (I attached a pic)

Is it possible to use these five new drives an one RAID5 ?
I replaced the internal battery for the Dell Latitude E5570.   The laptop was fine all throughout the charge and removal of the plug for 4 enjoyable hours of battery life until bed.  However, today the screen flickers like either the cable is loose from me poking around and replacing the battery or the screen is about to go.   Just thinking I type, I'm going to run a hardware dignostics on the video but what could have I have possibly loosen up to create the flicker.  PS.  It seems as if it's not a loose cable and the screen is in fact going out.  The screen is no longer flickering.   Actually, it flickers when I execute applications, minimize/maximaize things but not when typing.  Basically,  thing get flicker crazy when the mouse is involved.   I see this getting worse through time.  Thoughts?
Dell R710 - PERC H700 Integrated Driver.

We formatted this server for the purpose of converting it into a Domain Controller for one of our other locations, (replacing a server that died) running Windows 2008 Server R2.

Once we installed Dell OpenManage it kept indicating that the current version ( is older that the required version ( of the controller, see image.

I already have the version installed as you can see from the image but OpenManage isn't seeing.
How to copy an image from a Dell N3048P switch over to another switch.
I have a Dell Optiplex PC with an i5 CPU and 16GBs RAM, with 3 monitors. Recently added the 3rd. View Sonic, Dell, Dell monitors. Everything seems to work ok except when moving excel, word or Google Chrome to the middle monitor. After you move excel over, you cannot left click on a cell or type in it. However I can right click all over the place. If I move the excel window back to any other monitor all the keys I typed suddenly appear. Move it back to middle, locked again. Same thing happens with Google Chrome when doing a Google search. The weird thing is if I move Internet Explorer, Windows Explorer one of our business programs to the middle monitor it types in the search bar just fine.

The setup uses 3 VGA monitors. One is directly connected to the PC with VGA cable, 1 is connected with Dell DP2VGA adapter and the problem child is connected with startech USB2VGAE3. We've unplugged the startech adapter, uninstalled the startech software, rebooted, and reinstalled the software. Same problem. We also done the same using an entirely new startech adapter. Same problem.

Any ideas?

Also tried repair install of Office thing it is an office problem since both word and excel behave the same, but then again, Google Chrome behaves the same also.
Hello I've got a Dell Latitude E6420 which has a BIOS password set, I don't know what it could be.  Is there a utility that could reset it?
Hello Experts - I've started planning for the year and one thing on my mind is the EoL for Win 7 Pro in Jan of next year.  I counted my PCs up and about half of them are still running Win7.  I'm curious to see if others are in the same boat and have a bunch of machines to get upgraded before next year and how you're planning to go about it.  Most of my machines are Dell Precision series and while I have upgraded a couple of older machines to 10, Dell doesn't always provide good drivers for that OS so the results have been mixed.  So how are you handling the EoL for Win 7?
Dear Experts,

My client has a dell server using ESXi 5.1.

We have setup their new Dell R440 server with customised VMware 6.7 U1 DellEMC.

How do I migrate the VMs from 5.1 to 6.7 U1?
Dell N3048P Stack Light Flashing red- does anyone know why the stack LED light flashes red?  This is on the standby switch.  See attached.  I couldn't find any good documentations on this.
We have 4 new Dell G7 15 7588 laptops that were upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Pro that are connected to the companies domain and connected to the wlan. The users are experiencing issues logging into the domain, where approximately 9 out of 10 times state that the password is incorrect. We have verified that the password is correct when being entered and have removed the laptops from the domain and rejoined them but the issue persists.

The laptops do not have issues logging in when hard wired into the network and other laptops connected to the wireless network are not experiencing issues. Also, Active Directory is not referencing any failed login attempts for the users trying to login to the laptops on the wireless network.

Any help would be greatly appreciated
Hardware: Dell Latitude 7490
OS: Windows 10
Office: 365 Pro Plus
Issue: The Outlook application sometimes goes white.
Setup: two external LCDs in addition to the laptop's LCD.
 Troubleshooting steps: Ran Windows Update and Office is updated.
2. Hardware acceleration is already disabled in Outlook
3. All the  device drivers are already updated, via Dell Command Update

Additional hardware; Dell WD15 docking station with the latest firmware.
2. One LCD is a 22 inch and other I believe is about 17 inch.
3. A HDMI to DVI adapter is used to connect to the 22 inch LCD and a VGA adapter is used to connect to the 17 inch LCD.

Observation: Since the problem only affects the Outlook application, it is related to video memory.

Any suggestions?
This is my first time using Dell Digital Delivery.

We just purchased and received 28 OptiPlex 7060 workstations with Windows 10 and Office 2019 OEM. Apparently Office is downloaded and installed via Dell Digital Delivery.

Once I have the first workstation fully configured, I then run Windows SYSPREP to create an image which I then apply to the other 27 workstations.

My question is how will this affect the Office 2019 install and configuration?
Battery warning on Dell Studio XPS laptop tag # DBMZKL1
"Warning the battery cannot be identified"
it's the original battery and it no longer charges
The laptop power Adaptor works fine and I also tried another power adaptor
I have not tried another battery because I do not have an extra one
I tried to update the BIOS from Ao1 to A11 be this will not install, it says "BIOS update failed the battery must be charged above 10%
anyone know a work around before purchasing a battery?
I have a Dell T7500 workstation I use as spare. The only thing wrong with it is that the largest of the two front facing fans will after powering up slowly go to full speed and remain there. I had an exact factory spare fan and installed it, but got the same behavior. The environment is 67 degrees and the unit is spotless inside. Is it fair to assume that my motherboard is toast?T7500 large fan
Can an x86 appliance running ESXi from dell work on Cisco Viptela or Nuage SDWAN plaform? Aaron Tomosky is most qualified to answer and he is my local EE Guru.

EMC Unity550F, Is it safe to perform a conversion of a LUN from Thin to Thick using the Move request in the EMC Unity550F?  These are VMware VMFS Luns that have VM's on them.  

I was thinking I should first Storage Vmotion them off this lun before I do the conversion.  But I wanted to check here if someone can confirm it is safe to do the conversion while there are VM's on the LUN.

Please can anyone confirm?

EMC Unity 550F
VMware Vcenter 6.5
Dell PowerEdge 2970 Windows 2008 R2 running three 300GB 20K SAS drives 3Gbps RAID5

I have a much newer server that is a file server for a dozen users, I want to rebuild this newer server  so I'd like to move around 4TB to this 2970 server temporarily but I'll have to add some storage. Would anyone know if these hard drives will work on this 2970 server?
is my Dell 660 (2012) probably done for its work life?
hi.  i'm just looking for any possible quick fix to my current desktop pc situation.

setup: 2012 Dell Inspiron 660
Core i-53330 CPU @ 3.00 GHz
running Windows 10 Home edition with auto updates..
Ram: 8G
two 1TB hard disks

the set up has been faithful for the last 7 years or so..

as of two days ago upon book up, the DELL logo popped as usual,
then .. screen goes black.. with a small text blinker on the upper left hand corner..

it's hung there several times for over several hours.  i've hard shut down with the power button and same result.

any quick fix suggestions?  i have a win 10 recovery disk that i'm going to attempt to boot through ..

i'm of the opinion that it may be near its useful shelf life.. this is my home office desktop setup and i rely on it heavily when i work from home.. need dependability and this concerns me for the future..


p.s. i booted from Win10 USB boot drive.  ran REPAIR.. and got the "Startup Repair couldn't repair your PC" message.

i store EVERY data in the cloud so i'm more concerned with whether my motherboard has issues.  i suppose i could just reinstall win10 and see if that solves the issue, but if there is a quick way to see if there is any death issue, it would save me time to do a reset of my pc one time..

i've already installed a clean Win10 baseline just under 6 months ago.
New Dell Precision 7820 Tower.  It came with the LSI 9440-8i Raid Controller.  I need to downgrade the operating system on this computer to Windows 8.1 Pro to accommodate a software package.  Since Windows does not recognize the controller card, I am struggling to find the driver in the format which the Window 8.1 will install.  Dell has the appropriate driver, but even "unpacked" it consists of .exe files.  

Does anyone have a way around this issue.

Thanks for your help in advance.
Hello Experts,

We have dell storage array.  It ran into some issues of running very slow yesterday and eventually resolved its self.  Attached is the majoreventlog.  Any input on the situation would be great.

Thank you,

I have a batch of refurbished Dell 086DD 1.92 SAS SSDs that I would like to test for TBW / remaining health before installing in a production environment.  I posted another question and learned that I can use an SAS Host Bus Adapter card to allow Crystal Disk Info to read the usage information from SAS drives.  However, the problem that I am now having is getting a card that will work with these specific 086DD drives.

I have used the following cards.  All of them will recognize and access a Kingston 240GB SATA SSD and a Dell Toshiba 0GWFRY 300GB SAS HD.  
--Supermicro SAAS2LP-MV8 HBA - 1.92TB not recognized
--PERC H700 - 1.92 not recognized
--PERC H710 - 1.92 not recognized
--PERC 6i - 1.92 IS recognized!!
EDIT --H310 - 1.92 not recognized (one of my guys got the IT firmware flashed)
EDIT - PERC 5i - 1.92 IS recognized

Of the four cards I've tried, the oldest card is the only one that will recognize the 1.92TB SSD.  Since it's not an HBA, though, I can't use Crystal Disk Info with it to access the drive status.  

I also have an H310 that I am trying to get flashed into HBA mode with the IT firmware, but it's giving me some grief with a "failed to initialize PAL" error.  However, I am not optimistic about the H310 working as I assume it's the same generation as the H710.  

So, what SAS HBA do I need to buy that recognize and access a Dell 086DD 1.92 SAS SSD?
I have a relatively new (12 months) Dell XPS Workstation running Windows 10 Pro that randomly drops the Power Option I set, which is "Never".
I'm looking for either a fix or work-around?

Ideas anyone?
After uninstalling some drivers and doing a hard shut down the machine is not fully booting. I believe it has Windows 8.1 on it. I can hear it running, it boots to a Dell circling screen, but after that, it goes black with an occasional network connection icon in the lower left portion of the screen. Moving the mouse produces a pointer with a blue circle sometimes, but just a pointer the rest of the time. This screen has been black for probably six hours now, so I don't think it is just a matter of a slow boot.
I am about to buy several MS Office Home and Business 2019 licenses from Dell and wanted to know if there are "issues" with it, before I do.  Should I get Office 2016 instead?  We are installing these, as I don't want to go cloud with our email.  Does 2019 have issues or bugs?  I can go with 2016 if that is the more reliable solution. We are using 2007 now.  Our server and Exchange are being upgraded next week to Exchange 2016, so I have to get the new Office software, as Office 2007 won't run on Exchange 2016.

Please don't distract from the purpose of this question with commentary about the cloud, especially 365.  That is not a good solution for us, for multiple reasons. Please help me with the decision of whether to install Office 2016 or 2019.
Problem switching on power in Dell PC Studio
I have to press the on/off button numerous times before it works.
It does not seem to be a problem of the power supply as the small green light new the power socket (at rear of PC) lights up as soon as I connect to the Wall socket.






Since 1984, Dell has been delivering technology to fit your life.
Dell is in Enterprise, Home Office and Consumer sectors of the market, supplying a broad range of customizable desktops, laptops, notebooks, servers, storage, and network devices.