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Dell PowerEdge 840 -- Server 2008 Standard - PERC 5/i RAID controller ----- does not reboot after Windows update.

I accepted the MS Update yesterday and when the server rebooted, it did not come back up.   It appears that either the RAID controller is bad or the configuration got toasted.   I am a fairly non-tech person with just enough knowledge to understand what someone is asking me to do and then performing it.   This server is our SQL server and has a database on it.   Our office is 'dead in the water' until this can be resolved.   Can you please help me?    I’m hoping that there is a simple way for the RAID controller to be instructed to ‘grab’ the drive configuration off the drive itself and then we’ll be back in action.   I called Dell for telephone support, but they told me that it would be $1,000.00 for 2 hours of telephone support.  Ugh!    We do not have that funds available.

Would appreciate your expertise!
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CEOs need to know what they should worry about
CEOs need to know what they should worry about

Nearly every week during the past few years has featured a headline about the latest data breach, malware attack, ransomware demand, or unrecoverable corporate data loss. Those stories are frequently followed by news that the CEOs at those companies were forced to resign.

Folks,

Will AutoCAD 2020 run on a new 2019  model DELL OptiPlex with i7-8700, 8GB Ram, and on-board Intel 630 graphics?

This computer is for my boss... he uses AutoCAD to examine, review, and print drawings.. he does no design works whatsoever!

Thanks
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Dell Latitude 7490
The laptop screen goes dark when plugged into the docking.
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I have a Vlan set in one Layer3 Dell 6248 switch, this vlan purpose is to connect our PBX, I have two subnets, my Native has the scope 192.168.16.0/24 and the vlan 7 has 10.11.0.0/24 now if I have my facts right I created the vlan in the switch  and gave it IP 10.11.0.5 255.255.255.0 with IP Helper Address 192.168.16.40 that in it self should be able to route to my DHCP server where I created the 10.11.0.0 scope, I think that I have everything cover so I can plug phones into the switch and they will be able to reach the 10.11.0.0 subnet to get an IP from that scope but I connect the phones that are programmed to look for vlan 7 and they cannot reach, but some of my devices that are in 192.168.16.0 scope are reporting to the  10.11.0.0 scope, can anyone help me to understand what did I do wrong ?
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So i have a fleet of Dell Optiplex 980 and 990's. They each have 16GB RAM, Smasung EVO SSDs, i3's and i5 procs. A week or two ago a half dozeon or more started randomly rebooting. I've updated the chipset and bios and other drivers. All windows updates are current. I have no idea what to do next. The only thing i can think of is if there was a windows update that would have caused this.
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The top switch on the far top right SW2 we replaced from Dell to Cisco 10 port switch. It has default configuration and all the ports on VLAN 1. The switch to the left  SW1 which is also Cisco 48 port switch and it’s been configured as a access port VLAN 20. The SWT8  is the one in the circle on the far left is connected to SWT2 aswell and it’s on VLAN 20. Right after we configured the SWT2 we started seeing native vlan mismatch alert both the switches and then spanning tree alerts and then we lost connectivity to all the switches in blue on the far left. We unplugged the cable from SWT1 to SWT2 and it brought up all the switches in blue. Also instead of SWT 2 going through SW1 to reach the Checkpoint its directly connected to it. Can someone tell me the cause of this issue and what the fix is?Topology.jpg
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I have a dell PowerEdge R510 Server with 3 hard drive Raid 5
One of the drives is flashing an orange and green light.
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What are some reasons why a Dell laptop manufacturered for the US, would not connect to a hotel’s WI-FI, in Canada?
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I have a staff member using a Dell latitude 3590 which was upgraded to a 250SSD and is running windows 10 Professional, who has reported that the machine is running loud.
It sounds a little like white noise, like maybe the fan is running high.

checked the task manager and nothing (disk, etc.) was running higher than 65%.

machine seems to run fine. its just loud.
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Dell Inspiron 23" Model 5348 - Intel Core i5-4460S CPU - 2.90Ghz - 8GB of Memory

Has worked for 5 years - but just started having power problems.   The PC will turn off after being up for a period of time.

Once it has turned itself off, the problem will repeat much more quickly - as if it is overheating.

Running diagnostics - passes everything - but, it will shut off DURING diagnostics.

CPU temperature during diagnostics shows a max of 45 degrees centigrade - about 113 Farenheit.

I replaced the Power Supply - problem persists.    I removed CPU Fan and cleaned - got rid of dust - new thermal grease.

I can run it with the back cover off - and the fans are all running when it shuts down.   No obvious signs of overheating.  Air is "cool", Copper cooling lines are cool to the touch.

Any ideas as to the next thing to try !?!?!


TIA,

John
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Ensure Business Longevity with As-A-Service
Ensure Business Longevity with As-A-Service

Using the as-a-service approach for your business model allows you to grow your revenue stream with new practice areas, without forcing you to part ways with existing clients just because they don’t fit the mold of your new service offerings.

We have a Dell Inspiron 5570 with Windows 10 Home.  

We are unable to adjust the brightness through the control panel nor the settings.  The function keys appear not to work either.

I am let to believe there is some sort of power saving override or automatically adjust brightness option I have to turn off in order to manually adjust the brightness.
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I have  Dell MD3420-21.6T-SAS-OEM lying there with no use... :) So I want to use it ...
Few questions...because I never touched one of those ... I downloaded few guides but not sure how to configure....

How do I Start using it ? Do I must use ESXI and WMWARE and to add the server as a storage?
Can I use this storage as regular data storage? just to configure storage for files and give it IP address ?

Any reference will be great...
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My Dell computer does not boot.   When I turned it on this morning, it got as far as the splash screen listing the hard drives and ctrl-I to enter configuration.   It froze at that point.   When I switched it off then on again it did not even get as far as the splash screen.   The LED on the front that normally flashes does not do so.   I tried a hard drive with Ubuntu on it, but it still did not boot.
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We have Windows Server 2019 installed on a latest generation Dell Optiplex.  (We needed server OS capabilities without the server hardware.)  

The machine has a SSD on SATA0 and HDD on SATA1.  They are both installed at the factory by Dell.  The SSD has the OS and HDD has the data storage.  No RAID.  Drives connected to board.

The installation completes without an issue.  We double check the BIOS and drivers from the Dell website and update.  The machine is setup and placed into service without issue.

After a few days, we find that the HDD is not showing up in Windows nor Disk Management.  We are of course shocked and reboot into BIOS.  The drive is showing fine.  We have enabled to report SMART error reporting.  It physically seems to be fine (not hot, making noise, et cetera).  

We return to Windows Server 2019 OS and the drive is back and working like nothing happened?

This has now happened twice -- the drive disappears out of the blue in the OS and a reboot makes it reappear.  

I'd be more than happy to replace the drive, but is it the drive?  OS?  Board?  SATA Port?  Other?
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My small business is getting a Dell Poweredge T440 and we were advised to use Raid 1 for the OS and Raid 5 for the other drives.

We are going to get 8, 3.5 inch slots for HDs. OS will use 2 drives and Raid 1. Then we want 4 drives to be set up with Raid 5.

Does this give us 4 drives and 2 "hot spares"?
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On a Dell 8930 W1064Pro I got a message to flash the bios. URGENT. I downloaded the package and flashed. This left two icons on my computer: "Removed apps.html" and, more problematic, the system file "amifldrv64.sys." Three months ago I also flashed the biosand just the amifldrv64.sys appeared on the desktop. Without too much forethought, I renamed it (I know don't mess with system files), and rebooted and the system went into BSOD loop of restarting. Tried everything to stop it. Went to DOS to try to find the file and rename it and it was gone. I called the local tech I use. They said the only way to recover the machine was to reinstall the OpSys, which, of course, wiped my programs and data. Data was triple backed up, no problem. And whatever the tech did then, he left a "Removed apps.html" list on my desktop.

Now, as I first said, after the "urgent" flash, the same sys file appeared as well as a html list of apps removed (none had been actually removed). It's easy enough to just delete the html file. (I wish I knew why that file, created in a reinstall was back.)  Real problem is the  amifldrv64.sys. Sure, I can set don't show hidden files then add the h attribute to the file and its icon disappears. That's fine of an .ini, but I think leaving a sys file on the desktop is begging for trouble.  

On the Dell forum site https://www.dell.com/community/Inspiron-Desktops/Inspiron-3650-BIOS-update-amifldrv64-sys/td-p/6090239 there are suggestions that, conflated, come down …
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there is probably an explanation for this, i just don't know what
i have a dell desktop that came with a 128gb ssd and have outgrown it
i got a 2tb WD blue ssd and used clonezilla to image it and was successful
however, disk management does not see the drive as 2tb, only as 128gb
it shows 2tb in the bios and diskpart but can't do anything else to extend it since it doesn't see the drive size correctly
device manager sees the WD model number correctly but as a 128gb capacity
thoughts?

diskmgmt
diskpart
drive
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Dell Laptops, testing one is Latitude 5590 Windows 10 version 1803 , are having trouble maintaining the AD assigned H: drive switching between being docked Dell  (Hard wired) and going to wireless.  In wireless and un-docked the H: drive is not seen.  The set command from this test PC shows..
HOMEDRIVE=C:
HOMEPATH=\Users\<AD accountID>

A working unit has these settings 7590 2-1
HOMEDRIVE=H:
HOMEPATH=\
HOMESHARE=\\fc-courtsfile\users\<AD accountID>

End goal is to try and  figure out why the AD mapping gets lost from transitioning to wireless.   Group policy is not being used to map the H: drive.
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My small business is planning on upgrading our Dell T610. We currently have 4 NICs and we want the upgrade to have at least 4. The Dell PowerEdge T440 and T640 listed on dell.com only have 2 NICs from my research.

What are my options?
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Active Protection takes the fight to cryptojacking
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Active Protection takes the fight to cryptojacking

While there were several headline-grabbing ransomware attacks during in 2017, another big threat started appearing at the same time that didn’t get the same coverage – illicit cryptomining.

Wondering if anyone has noticed something like this with a PC that has a PCI-e NMVE M.2 Drive.

The PC has a very slow network speed compared to other PCs at that location. When physically moved to a different spot in the building, the network speed picks up to be on par with the rest of the PCs. I’ve eliminated the network cable as an issue by making a brand new Cat6 cable and running it directly from the switch to the PC (bypassing any other equipment) and not seeing any changes.

The oddest thing, when we take a different PC from that location and plug it in where the problem machine is, then it slows down. Put the machine back where it came from and everything is fine.

So we are basically chasing our tails and this was brought up. Are M.2 PCI-e NVME drives susceptible to electromagnetic interference?

Or should we call an exorcist?
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We have a VNX 5300 which had an issue with one of the SPS. Now that the SPS for SPA has been replaced, we are showing all of the initiators to be yellow and are stating that they are not logged in.
Do we need to do a reboot of SPA to get these to login or is there something that has to be done now to get these to login again so that we have redundancy with both SPA and SPB initiators be logged in?
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Dell LogoHi,
I have DELL XPS desktop PC. It was running fine, but when it rebooted today, it gets stuck on DELL LOGO screen and fails to boot Windows 10 OS.
After starting the computer, I tried to press [F12], [F8], [F2] [Del] .. etc, but it gets stuck in the same screen.
Is there a way to boot to BIOS screen at least?
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I have a customer that is complaining of a major problem with his iDRAC7 Enterprise for Blade servers in a Dell PowerEdge M620 blade server but I can't seem to find any information about this component in the PE blade server.  
The Dell website for his server shows DP/N  WFTM6 /  12G iDRAC7 Enterprise for Blades.
Anyone know where I can find out information about this?
Is it embedded on the system board?  Is it a mezzenine card?
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I'm helping a client purchase a new server and have a question about single- vs. dual-CPU systems and the number of cores.

The immediate need for the server is not very strict.  It will be a Windows Server 2019 host with a DC and a File/Print server as two VMs.  I figure that an 8-core Xeon should be more than adequate.  Because the client may want to add VMs in the future, I'd like to have more than 8 cores.  I have two options to accomplish this with the Dell T440 we're considering.

The first is to use a Xeon 4116, which runs 12 cores at 2.1GHz and has 16M of cache.  The alternative is to have two Xeon 4110 CPUs, which have 8 cores each with 11M of cache each, and also run at 2.1GHz.  I expected the dual-CPU configuration to be significantly more expensive (both because of the additional hardware as well as having 16 cores total vs. 12 cores), but the difference is negligible in this context ($80).

I realize that 12 cores is likely overkill, but the client likes to buy more than he needs to ensure he can expand the use in the future.  This has served him well in the past.

I also realize that we could add a second CPU in the future, but that can turn into an expensive and disruptive upgrade he'd like to avoid.  The (list) cost now is about $525 to add the second CPU.  That's an acceptable expense to avoid a future upgrade.

My other concern about the 12-core CPU has to do with Windows Server licensing.  Though not likely, if we did want more cores in the future…
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I have, in our office LAN, a  DELL Inspiron 14r laptop with Windows 10 and Office 365 installed. User of this PC wants to eliminate Outlook from the Office Suite. I have successfully installed MaliBird Lite and user is happy. Now user wants Outlook removed or at least deactivated. My search of the Internet has not yet found a solution that applies to the version (?) of Office 365 we have. Seems the only option from control Panel is removal of MS Office, not individual components.

How can I accomplish this removal/deactivation of Outlook?
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