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I have a client with PowerEdge T410 with just about 1.6 TB of space to back up and using a USB 3.0 backup device, and it takes about two full days to backup the unit.  If I could install a PCI or PCIe USB 3.0 card into the server, the backups would happen much faster.  

I've read that there will be incompatibility issues with installing such an adapter into the server.  

Can anyone comment on how this can be done successfully?

Thanks much.
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We can not get an old Dell system to bootup. Some on screen message saying press the power button or mouse or any key on the keyboard. Nothing.
We need to know if this system is 32 bit or 64 bit.

It's Windows XP Pro
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my Dell latitude has 16gb of memory, but the fan seems to run continuously - any ideas on why when almost no applications are running?

Finally, My Dell Power Edge R 510 is running Windows Server 2019 (actually, it is a straight forward installation).

Now, I want to install VM machines in this server.

As Dell Server, my experience in VM machine is also limited.
Can somebody direct me what would I do to create the Hyper V server 2019?

What is the process to successfully update the firmware on a Dell Wyse D90D7? I have been unsuccessful in updating the embeded Windows 7 OS. The most recent Build Number 7092 15 Apr 2019 is what I tried to use to re-image.

I have Dell Power Edge R 510
I have the enterprise IDRAC card installed.
I can launch the virtual console; but confused with the function keys:
How to do “F10”?
How to do “CTRL – E”?

I have manually updated a few Dell OptiPlex workstations using the Microsoft update tool to upgrade from 1809 to 1903.  Everything was working fine prior and everything except Remote Desktop Connection is still working fine.  The boxes that I  upgraded I can access via SCCM remote services, but I can't remote desktop from my box to one that I performed the update to.  I haven't changed the group policy or anything like that and have check all the "basic" requirements for remote desktop.  Any ideas on what my issue could be?
Host OS - Server 2016 Standard with Hyper-V Role only.
Original VM - Windows 7 x86 Ultimate
Attempting to update to Windows 10 Pro Build 1903.
Host Server is a Dell ProLiant R430, single Xeon CPU 6GB RAM

I am attempting to upgrade a Windows 7 VM to Windows 10 and am getting the:
"this pc's processor doesn't support a critical feature (nx)"
I have had a look throug the Host's BIOS and cannot find any mention of Execute Disable, DEP etc etc that I have found looking for similar issues regarding physical updates.
Any suggestions gratefully received as I am trying to avoid having to re-install all the existing Windows 7 applications.
The upgrade worked perfectly on a physical Windows 7 Workstation.
A clean install of a Windows 10 VM works OK.
I have been running vmware 5.5 esxi on a Dell T410 forever in a home lab environment.   Is it possible to in vmware 6.7 on a Dell T410 server?
Cannot upgrade Office 2010 to 2013.  The upgrade starts but fails with error 1935.   I've been Googling solutions all morning with no luck

The computer is a Dell Optiplex 3060 with Win 10.   I uninstalled all pre-installed Office products and installed Office 10 with no issues.

I am hoping someone on EE has actually got this to work
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I have a PERC H330 card and would like to build an 18TB raid 5 array out of four HGST 6TB SAS disks. Two disks are 512b, 6Gb/s and the other two 4KB, 12Gb/s.

For some reason though I cannot add them into the same array. They work in separate raid 1 arrays but that isn't what I want.

Is it perhaps the case of an old firmware version on the PERC card (4.290.01-8335) or I simply cannot combine the two types of disks together?
Simple Question (if there is such a thing)

I have a Dell Inspiron with a 4TB drive and Windows 10 HOME.  Only 2 TB are recognized.

Question:  Is the system limited by the Operating System, or by the Hardware?
I need to install Dell R510 with the OS Win Server 2019.
Per suggestion one of the Expert of EE, I have to download the BIOS of a Dell machine R710.

I am not sure here; I have a Dell server R720; is it workable?
I have already EXTRACT the Bios of R720 into a USB Stick.

I have here with me the OS of Windows 2012, 2016 and 2019.

I am still confused here:
I will try to install the OS at R510 by deploying the OS;
I will put The Windows 2012 OS; then, where can I INSERT the above USB stick which has the BIOS of R720 in it? What key should I press or select?

Is there any other driver should I download from Machine R720?


We have a Dell Latitude E5430 laptop with Windows 10 installed on it.

Someone's child was using the laptop and now the laptop seems like it is forever in Airplane Mode.

When clicking on "Wi-Fi", it turns to ON for 2 seconds then turns off as Airplane Mode is on.

Airplane Mode is set to "ON" and the option for clicking on "Airplane Mode" is greyed out and can't be clicked on.

We would like to try and fix the WiFi as it worked before this.

I have done the following to try and fix this issue:

1. Connected with Ethernet cable to internet (Internet works fine this way but shows Airplane Mode still on)
2. Updated laptop with most recent Windows 10 updates
3. Updated driver for "Airplane Mode Switch Collection"
4. Updated driver for  WiFi network adapter we use
5. In "Device Manager", disabled then re-enabled "Airplane Mode Switch Collection"
6. In "Device Manager", checked off option for WiFi network adapter we use; "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power"
7. Uninstalled "Airplane Mode Switch Collection" then restarted laptop to reinstall this software
8. Uninstalled WiFi network adapter we use then restarted laptop to reinstall this software
9. Tried using Network troubleshooter but no solution

Any ideas on what could be done to fix this WiFi issue?

Machine freezing unable to access shared drives, have to access via iDrac

Standalone physical server Windows 2012 Standard

Also unable to perform windows updates on the machine

I have event logs for the times, any event IDs in particular to look out for (any one see something similar, thanks)
This morning, the user got a message on their screen when they powered up the computer - "The User Profile Service service failed the logon.  User profile cannot be loaded"
The User Profile Service service failed the logon
Dell running Windows 7 Pro

How do I fix?

At present I have a Dell workstation 5820. I am using a Creative Labs Soundblaster Z card. I am trying, mostly unsuccessfully to make it interface properly with my Plantronics MX10 headset amplifier. I cannot seem to get enough output level from the MX10 to bring the recording level with Audacity up to normal. I have tried many settings. Perhaps the solution lies in a dedicated interface with the analog copper pair on one side and several inputs and outputs available such as audio in and out. USB connectivity and whatever else that might make life easier. That way I could simply use the Plantronics MX10 for the Supra binaural headset that I use alone and have the new device to the other chores. I need 1. To be able to record calls naturally  and; 2. Be able to play output from my computer over the phone line. There are SO many devices that claim the world but I have no idea which one to choose to try. I would ONLY buy it from Amazon since returning an unsatisfactory product is easy. I do not need call time and date logging. I actually MIGHT have everything I require at this time but making it all work together has proven elusive to say the least. The present phone system I have is an Avaya Partner system with 18D desksets. The MX10 connects between the deskset and the handset in series.
I am looking to build a cheap storage device using a DELL perc H330 PCIE RAID adapter and a few HGST 6TB SAS disks.

I tried using a couple of older (6+ years) desktop motherboards but neither of them would allow the RAID controller as a boot device.

Can you please recommend something relatively cheap that's proven to work in this scenario? UK market preferrably, can be second hand.
I have 2 PCs that are both connected to the same WiFi network.  Both PCs are on the same work network, both have the same workgroup name and I have toggled network sharing off and on - on both of the devices.

Neither can ping the other.  However, where it gets strange here... If I run simultaneous cmd pings of each other, #1 PC starts successfully pinging the other, but stops if I stop the ping attempts from the other PC to it.  #2 PC pings never resolve.

Both devices are Dell Optiplex 3030AIO and on Windows 7 Pro, Service Pack 1
I want to install the Windows 2019 at the Dell PowerEdge R510 server;

The info is like the followings:

The Server Dell R 510

Virtual Disk 0 Prop:
      RAID Level: 1
      Raid Status: optimal
      Size: 931.00 GB
      Operation: None

I just reset the IDRAC to its factory setting (The IP is “”)
After re-booting, it starts to install Windows 2019

During the installation…..

Where do you  want to install Windows?

Name                        Total Size      Free Space      Type
Drive 0 unallocated space      1024 GB      1024 GB      offline
Drive 1 Partition 1            1024 GB      0 MB            offline
Drive 2 Partition 1            128 MB            0 MB            offline
Drive 2 Partition 2            1023.9 GB      0 MB            offline
Drive 3 unallocated space      100 MB            100 MB            offline

When I highlight any of the above Drive, there is a message: “Windows can’t be installed on this drive” (show details).
I click the “show details”; the details are as the followings: “The selected drive is offline. The drive needs to be online to install windows; click OK to get the drive online or click cancel to go back
I click “OK”
It seems there is “some progress”, but there is an “error message”.
The error message:  “We could not get the drive online (error: 0X80070001)”

Any help to let me install the Windows Server 2019 successfully to the above server?

I am using a Dell tower desktop with an XP operating system. I use it mostly to run several programs to write and print simple things, as well as some pretty elementary stuff. As you may imagine, it works just fine for such things.

I also had in hooked up to the Internet for very limited, infrequent use and again, no problems.

Now I am rearranging some things and have moved the computer to another area in the same room, with everything the same except for the addition of a new monitor. I did have to use an older connection to get the monitor  video into the computer, but no problem.

BUT when I plugged my Internet cable into the  SAME router, I could not get an Internet connection (using Google Fiber). Tried a second cable with the same result.

I can't figure this out. Surely a new monitor is not to blame for this situation?
Here is the situation:
I recently purchased a Dell server that had Server 2019 Standard pre-installed. Now it is my understanding that I can install Hyper-V and have 1 "free" install of Server 2019 Standard as a VM.
Is that accurate?

If so, where do I obtain the actual product key from?  

Thank you!!!
I have Dell PowerEdge R510 server.

The Goal: To reset the iDRAC

The things that I do:

I find the “I” switch (It is at the front panel of the machine)> I press that “I” switch around 30 sec> then,  I release it.

The outcome: I saw the DISPLAY blinking  blinking  continuously (Not Stop).

My question:

1) How can I know that  the “reset” has been successful?
2) Is there any other way to reset this iDRAC? Which ones?

can't connect to a specific WiFi .

Hi experts, so I just got a dell xps laptop for a new user. for whaterver reason it can't connect to the corporate wifi network but it can connect to any other wifi network. doesn't make any sense, it simply says it can't connect to the network.

setup is new out of the box..

Any ideas?
Hello Experts,

We are upgrading several Dell OptiPlex All In One devices from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10 Pro.
All of these devices fail to continue setup after the first reboot. They all stick at the spinning circle.
We have tried running startup repair from the recovery CD with no luck. I did notice after running startup repair that the logs are being written to D:\Windows\System32\LogFiles\.
This does give me an idea that the partitions have been confused by Windows setup and perhaps Windows can't find the UEFI partition to boot from? I also tried switching the BIOS to Legacy Mode, with no better luck.
I checked in diskpart and there are 3 partitions showing on the disk, a 525MB 'System' partition, a 450 GB partition (likely where Windows is installed), and a 'Recovery' partition.
We tried blowing away the Recovery partition on one of them, and now Windows wants to launch full setup, rather than giving the Repair options.
I was considering editing the boot options using BCDedit and pointing Windows to the D: partition where it is located (based on the log files entry observed earlier), but this will likely result in most if not all of the programs and settings from the previous Windows 7 install to no longer work.
Sort of a 'stuck between a rock and a hard place' type of situation...
As a last resort, we are considering backing up the user data, using the USMT to back up the user profiles and setting, then performing a full wipe and clean install.
This does …






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.