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I have a Dell Vostro (purchased in November 2009) and I cannot install any windows updates since November of 2016.  What can I do to get windows updates installed on this laptop again?

This laptop has Windows 7 Professional - 64 bit installed.  3.0 GB RAM.  2 x 2.20 Ghz processors.
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I want to reformat using Windows 7 CD, when I try I get the "No drivers were found. click load driver to provide a mass storage driver for install" I suspect it wants the controller card driver for the PERC H310 it has. When I go to dell.com I cannot find such driver

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please advise
thanks
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First question... can someone confirm that the Media Creation Tool is for all license types of Windows 10 (Retail, OEM and Volume)?

Second question... If I get a Dell in the door with Windows 10 Professional why can't I use the above Media Creation Tool to wipe out what is on there and re-install from scratch? Why is that illegal?
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I push Dell. Dell doesn't supply Windows 10 media like they did with Windows 7. They give you the product key in the BIOS of the computer then you download the "Retail" ISO from Microsoft and install it. Or at least that is the way I have been doing to.

   So where does OEM stand with respect to Windows 10?
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Due to budget restraints, we recently purchased 3 Dell R720xd servers for a small VMware cluster. I’ve always purchased Dell Direct but the budget just wasn’t there at this time for new servers. I spent a while looking for a reliable company that specialized in used hardware and found one that was in business for over 20 years and had a decent return & warranty policy.

I received all three servers Friday, visually inspected everything, and racked all equipment. Over the weekend I ran a 48 hour memtest86 running all the cores. I wanted to make sure there were no memory issues and check the heat of the processors to make sure everything was cooling correctly. While no errors were reported on memtest86 and the IDRAC showed health good, I was kind of alarmed on how high the CPU temperatures were getting and how slow the fans were running. What really struck my attention was how high the non-adjustable Warning & Critical Threshold are reporting.

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When I look up the processors on the intel website (Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2680 0 @ 2.70GHz) it shows the T Case at 85 C, yet the IDRAC shows warning at 97 C and Critical at 102 C. Now even after a 48 hour test the max the temp a CPU got to was 82 C. During that time though I noticed the fans were only running around 18%. I’m not sure if the fans weren’t speeding up because of the thresholds showing in the IDRAC or if there was a setting I could change in the BIOS. I did see a post where Dell claimed to …
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I am attempting to configure a RAID 0+1 configuration on a Dell Precision T3600.  The drives were previously in service and want to wipe them clean and start from fresh.  My objective is to destroy all current partitions and create a new RAID configuration.  How can I accomplish this within the BIOS Setup Configuration?  I thought CTRL I would allow me to accomplish my objective, but I am not getting an option for CTRL I during the boot cycle.

Lipotech
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We currently have a Dell Sonic Firewall that is our firewall as well as our company router.  This is our main router for all of our sites in the company.  We have 16.  We implemented through our EMR (Electronic Medical Records) software an upload to a billing company.  They in turn configure and print bills and send them out to our customers.  This has worked fine for over two years.  When this was implemented, we were not required to make any firewall changes at all.

A week ago, the user doing this procedure received an error that the file could not be uploaded.  She called the EMR company, who in their effort to troubleshoot the problem, changed the upload method from ftp to sftp.  She then tried to upload and she got an additional error that port 22 was unable to send.  Seeing that error, the EMR said that the problem has to do with our firewall.  I spoke with the billing company who tried to do a trace route to our external IP.  They were unsuccessful, but I was able to do a trace route to them.  The only caveat is that the user can do this procedure from home with no problem.

I am willing to make firewall changes if necessary, I just don't know what they would be or why it is necessary now, if no one has made any changes other than the upload method from ftp to sftp.

Please help.  I am desperate.
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I teamed two of the NICS on a Dell server, and then I lost connection.   I was doing it remotely.   I can access it via the iDrac.  
How can I fix this?
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I have a large WAV file that I would like to put on CD's that I
can play on my car stereo..  It is 46.2 MB in size. Roxio will allow
only 24.6 MG, so I would like to split it, using Audacity, then
export the two halves, then burn two disks. .It's been awhile since
I've used Audacity, so I'm asking for advice.  I'm using XP on a
Dell laptop
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I have a Dell T320 server that we just restored from an image backup. It had two (of three) RAID drives in predicted fail, when we removed one to replace it the RAID died immediately. Rebuild of RAID with new drives and then restore from backup went smooth. Now I'm having some trouble.

  1. On boot, it tries to enter system recovery.
  2. If I tell it to boot normally, it tries to load Windows then restarts.
  3. If I go into system recovery, it can't find the Windows installation and asks for drivers or an image to restore. If I load RAID drivers, it finds a Windows install on the RAID volume, which is mapped to the next available drive letter. (Not C:)
  4. Then I can run startup repair and it will prompt for a reboot and boot Windows properly. (With the right volume mapped to C:)
  5. The system runs mostly fine. I have a .NET issue I'm working on but I THINK it's unrelated.
  6. If I reboot the system it goes back to the beginning.

I'm also confused about how it's getting to the advanced boot menu to prompt me to enter system recovery without a Windows volume.
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I have a computer that cannot effectively search for files.  This is a DELL optiplex 790, running windows 7 pro.  I have been able to resolve the issue, temporarily, by 'modifying' the 'indexing options'.  I have included her documents, and her desktop, in the 'indexing options', from the 'modifly' option, which is where the files reside.  This works for a while, but within a week it defaults back.  When it defaults back we lose the indexing of her desktop and documents files.  Does anyone know why this keeps happening, or how to fix it?
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Hi guys,

Scenario:
Dell blade server which has smoke damage due to a fire in the building.
HDD's SATA seem ok.
VMware ESXi

Aim is to get the VM's out.

Is there a way to recover a Raid 10 array of 6 hard drivers, BUT i only have the ability to see one HDD at a time via a PC (maybe I will need some raid recovery software).  I have a dual bay SATA caddy that I intend on using.

Any suggestions people?  Any other ideas?

Many Thanks.
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Looking for a Dell laptop New Inspiron 14 3000 or New Inspiron 14 3000. Any comment ? Should I upgrade more memory and change to 3yrs of warranty. Other model with compartive price will also be considered.  Thx

Normal usage for the laptop
1. Office document editing
2. play video / music
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Good day!
Well, not good for me...
Yesterday I installed 2 drives in a Dell Poweredge T320/Perc (H310 adapter) . Drives initialized, Virtual drives etc created, and both virtual drives online. I installed Openmanage and then the install insisted on rebooting the server. After an hour I decided to go on site to see what is happening to the server - "no boot device".

After digging, I tried tried the Bios boot menu. No Luck. Back To UEFi, Still no luck but apparently some more info:
"Windows Boot Manager" greyed out.
"Add a boot Option" - I can select the OS drive, but still no luck booting. I gives me an explorer view - where should I go in the explorer view?  

ANY ideas to get this server up and running? And searching o the internet it seems I am not the first one to get a kick in the arse following an OpenManage install...

Ben
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I have search internet for solution to this but cannot find anything to repair Personalization in control panel.
Windows & Professional is OS, License is good, is Dell machine.
Personalize Window just flashes, no window opens.
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In WORD 2010 (Win7Pro64) on dell S234M monitors with a Matrox M9120 PCIe x 16 graphics card, I've been get screen anomalies when I right click in the document to bring up the mini edit and format menu dialogues.  Menus come up, then when I try to close, I get leftovers, such as this:

Screen anomily
Any ideas on what's causing it and how to stop it. Happens periodically as I'm working in the file.

Thanks.
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I thought I had deleted Roxio from my Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop.  When I restarted it,
It would not reboot, and the upshot was I re-installed XP. Unfortunately, about 25 Roxio
files remained as read only files, that I can not erase.  I tried changing them to hidden,
but it didn't work.  I would like to get them out of the computer.  Any suggestions?
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When I try to start my dell inspiron 1525 laptop, I get a message that says:
NTLDR missing - press Ctrl Alt Delete to start.  I'm using XP.  I tried this but
nothing happens.
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I have a Dell 6110 storage array (Equallogic 10GBE iscsi SAN) that I want to scrub clean before I sell it.  What is the best way to go about this to ensure it is securely erased and the data is irretrievable? There are (24) 6 GB drives in it.
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Hi, I have a docking station that I've used for three years.  It has not caused any problems.  The hardware that evolved over time is the latest purchase of a Latitude from older model to new model.  Also, I have went from one monitor to two monitors with an extended mode screen setup.  The Dell Latitude docking station has two display port connections on the rear of the dock.   The latest setup has been holding up well with Windows 10 until the last month.   I've always placed the computer in sleep mode to eject from the dock environment and take it on the go.  However, the monitors fail to display lately when I redock unless I flip open the laptop screen.  Then one screen pops open while the other display remains dormant.  I can't get the dormant screen to activate unless I shutdown instead place in sleep mode.  Then turn on the computer and the two screen finally pop up after logging on to Windows 10.  Is this Windows 10 or hardware?  I'm leaning towards Windows 10 but I have no idea how to fix it.
Finally, my Dell Latitude e5430 battery went bad after 5 months.  Any recommendation on Dell adapters?  Does it not like the old Dell adapters?  Why would the battery go bad so quickly?
Dell Latitude e5430
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Dear Experts,

I recently installed Linux 17.04 on my DELL desktop.

Before I always able to create, increase or modify the swap file with Gparted.

I m not able to do that now. I wonder if I messed up during the installation.

Should I try to do it with the command line? I found some ideas online not sure which way to go.

The PC has 4 Gigs of physical RAM. i wonder what the swap file should go up to?

Thanks!
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Hello, all. While in the midst of transferring files etc from my old beloved xp machine to a surface pro 4 (using save-n-sync), my xp decided to hiccup.

Apparently my hal.dll went for a walk-about. While trying to coax it home, recovery console suddenly went primadonna on my and decided it needed a new password.

When I still had access to recovery console, I tried expanding and copying hall.dll from my Dell Reinstallation CD for XP Pro SP2.
I tried going back to a previous restore point from a couple of weeks ago.
I tried copying config files from the reinstall disk to windows, as suggested by a website, which then caused (apparently) recovery console to ask for a non-existent password (neither admin nor administrator worked).
My Dell reinstall CD does not offer a Repair option.

I've transferred from old computers to new before and it's never been such a problem. Any suggestions? I'd really like to get my data. And I would like to get the XP up and running again so I can use a few legacy applications no longer available on the market.

Thanks,
Elizabeth
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Hello, I am needing assistance with taking apart a Dell S2209Wb monitor.  I have a replacement power supply board that I need to install however I can only get as far as removing the 4 screws behind the monitor stand.  There seems to be no way to get the bezel off, there are no guides or grooves to use as a starting point and it simply won't come off.

Upon searching online, there are absolutely zero tutorials on how to do so with this particular model.  All other Dell model tutorials are immaterial since this model seems to be special and does not go along with the general rule of prying off the bezel.

Can anyone provide any assistance on this?  I need detailed steps and illustrations or video is a major plus.
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We got our first HP Proliant server
What is the product they use like Dell OpenManage
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Hi,

I have a dell server T610 on wich I installed y hyper-v-server 2016.

Till this morning every thing was working fine. I created a second virtual network to access some external disks.

I activated also activated identification LAN.

Since this moment i can't no more access the hyper-v !!

I tried with 5 nine manager, with RSAT under Win8.1. nothing worked.


Even a ping doesn't answer...


Help...
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