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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 (4.05.01.64) is older that the required version (4.31.1.64) of the controller, see image.

PERCH700
I already have the version 4.31.1.64 installed as you can see from the image but OpenManage isn't seeing.
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I have a number of production workstation running Windows 7 Pro.  One started freezing up a few times each day and I've been trying to troubleshoot it.
(Please don't suggest a new computer or a new operating system as these are definitely worthy of consideration but are *not* the purpose of this question).
"Freezing" in this case means it requires a hard reboot to recover.  Nothing is responsive.  I presume that the remaining display comes from the monitor's buffer.

Any number of things have been done:
cleaned up accumulated dust
Refreshed the CPU heatsink compound.
sfc
dism
driver updates
new power supply
HD testing and monitoring
RAM testing

Last week, I took the machine into the lab and ran it for 4 days straight without any indication of freezing - including stress tests.
Then, figuring that hardware and some software were eliminated, returned it to production.
The freezing while in production resumed and I've witnessed it / experienced it.
Event Monitor shows nothing leading up to the reboot.

Now I have it back in the lab along with its charge card machine, wireless mouse, wired keyboard.  Other than networked printer, everything should be here.
It's been running now for 15 hours nonstop and I have to be planning the next steps.
This question is as much about considering approaches as about fixing this immediate issue!!

We have a machine that freezes in production and does not freeze in the lab.  What's different?
- Environmental: Does the …
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A customer brought in an hp Pavilion dv7-1245dx running windows vista and the issue is that when they start it up nothing will come on the screen for at least 15 minutes or so and then it will boot into windows fine and run fine.  I removed the keyboard, hard drive, wifi card to see if that would make a difference but it is still the same.  I did a bios update but that doesn't seem to help either. I also changed out the memory sticks. Nothing seems to help.  I have not taken the MB out of the laptop yet.  Can someone help me with this?
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Nuts and bolts question,
I have 3 DVD discs that I believe a not copy right protected.  I have a regular DVD drive and a Burner DVD in my PC.
How do I copy these DVD discs?  Years ago, I owned Nero, but is that necessary in today's world?
Thanks,
capreol
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I have a Excel user using 2016 Professional 64bit ….     her spreadsheets are fairly large and with 50K plus rows in multiple tabs.    Her computer is running and i7 processo with 32mb of memory and a M2 solid state drive …..    

Some of the time when she goes to filter, sort or create a pivot table the program locks up and eventually closes excel.    I have looked on the web for settings to increase the performance of Excel with lots of data and was able to disable hardware acceleration which helped for a bit …..

Any thoughts on additional excel settings to solve the issue ….

Joel
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Dear Experts,

I have a customer whom we have deployed 12 FortiAP 320C-S.

All but 4 of the APs are showing different led status issue.

The other 8APs have all 5 leds lighted up.

All configuration in the WLC and switch are the same.

One AP is showing the etherlink down, but in the CISCO switch, the connection is up for both status and protocol.

The other other 3, one showing only one etherlink is down. The rest are showing Radio 2 is not lighted up.

Other than connecting a console cable to check the status, any solution to resolve or wherelse can I investigate further?
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How to quickly reset/wipe lenovo windows laptop?
bios, startup options, etc/?
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VMware displayed fan hardware error message but HP Proliant never ever shows any diagnostics errors when running the full hardware diagnostic at boot.  We have had periodic issues of server shutdowns a couple times a year w/ again no diagnostics errors but this particular one caused a couple virtual machine to get really corrupt to the point we had to perform a Veeam restore.  Anyway, here's the message below from VMWARE about a hardware fan issue but I don't understand why I can't any event logs or diagnostics to reveal a fan error too.  I ripped out the chassis panel and all four fans are blowing hard, no signs of slowing down.  I really don't this type of corruption to happen again causing catastrophic to their most application in the environment.  Any ideas of what needs replacing?  Is this masking a motherboard issue?   I am purchasing 4 fans that are not HP as a start. HP stopped selling for this particular Proliant unit.


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Hello all.

We have a Window's 2016 server with remote desktop and are having some issues with printers dropping out. We have a remote desktop environment with multiple printers. The model of the printers are as follows, UTAX P-4530DN, UTAX P-4530DN, UTAX P-4530DN KX, those are the main three with the problem. The issue originally was that they were disappearing from the RDS servers whilst users were signed in. However we managed to resolve this problem we adding it manually to each of the RDS servers. Unfortuantely this sparked another issue, and now the jobs get half way through spooling and the printers have to have their queues cleared and then have to be restarted. Once that has been done it will start to work again. They are added via IP address, and the printers have a physical connection to the network which is on the clients site.

I was wondering if anyone else had this issue, and if anyone could suggest why this might be happening? Please ask my anything if I have not been clear enough.

Thanks,

Kieran
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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?
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Acronis True Image 2019 just released!
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We have a brand new Lenovo P330 Thinkstation, with a Xeon processor that does not support on-board graphics (so the two display port sockets are "blocked off" with a label). The unit was ordered without a separate graphics card, but when we fit a graphics card (which is known to be compatible and is known to be working) it does not show up and we get no video output. I suspect the problem may be to do with a BIOS setting but we have no video, so we can't access the BIOS. We have contacted Lenovo but they are being very slow in dealing with this issue. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how we can get out of this "Catch 22"?
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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
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Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

        I am wondering if it is possible to purchase a 3rd party piece of hardware, like a special remote control, which is voice activated to manipulate basic cable tv functions like adjusting volume, changing channels, carrying out searches for specific television shows and movies, etc.  I did contact my cable provider, AT&T, and found out that they do not have a voice-activated remote control.  That said, is there any other options to consider here or am I at a dead end?

        Thank you.

        George
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RT-N16
There are articles on this topic, but I have decided to summarise everything in one, according to the tools we have in 2019 for the job. Provided you have the means mentioned, the task should take you up to 5 hours or less to get running again. It required however around 5 days for me to get there.
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Wow, this is a really interesting article. I'd always written off hard bricked hardware as scrap bin material.
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I agree, that everyone would have done so, Lucas. But if you are a techie and deal with hardware, known to be "unbrickable", the process becomes a challenge and promises a great feeling, once you can accomplish something like this. In addition, JTAG method works with virtually any hardware, that has flash memory, so can save also priceless devices.

Andrew, indeed once the process is written out like here, it will not take long. But piecing this all together and researching, as well as trying all possible recovery methods is what takes time. However I am not a professional in soldering, neither had I an oscilloscope to know what signal levels I have to receive in the end.
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I am planning to buy a new laptop. I want to do high frequency, low latency, high-performance, multithreaded, L1/L2 cache development using Java/j2ee technologies like jHipster, Spring, Spring Boot, JMS, JDBC, Angular, React and more. Apart from traditional backend development, I will be developing web services as well microservices. I will be using Eclipse, STS or IntelliJ as Java IDE. I may also do C++ programming from time to time and will install some tool for that. There will be Android and iOS development as well and I will be installing necessary tools. I will be using many open source tools from Apache as well. I will be installing Oracle, MS SQL, MySQL and few NO SQL databases like MongoDB also. Also, I will use CI/CD pipelining using git, Jenkins, docker, kubernetes etc. I will be having Linux as a virtual machine also. I will also be using MS Office a lot and chrome browser. There will be some paid antivirus running all the time. There will be a lot of things open at the same time.

I want a minimum powerful configuration which will allow me to do smooth development and testing. My current Lenovo machine, with 4GB RAM, i3 Processor and Windows 8 is giving me a frustrating time. Can someone help me with what could be the ideal configuration for such a requirement? Thanks.
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Hi,

I added a 8TB drive to consolidate a couple of other drives on my Win 10 workstation.  Given the following layout:
Disk Manager snapshot
I'd like to consolidate Disk 0 and disk 1onto Disk 3.  Part of the issue is I have an ESP partition on Disk 0.   Suggestions on how to approach this?

I do have Acronis Disk Director 12 as well as EaseUS but neither want to touch an ESP partition, apparently.

Thanks!

--Ben
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I need to separate a bunch of stuff into VLAN's for my ubiquiti based network which I am aware of how to do. But just need to know if the correct way of doing this is to put all networking hardware on its on VLAN.

I only have Ubiquiti gear and they are a USG, Unifi Switches and AP's
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Can anyone tell me where I can obtain an online user manual or application manual for this timer? A friend is particularly interested in incorporating this timer in an Electronic Project.timer_02timer _01
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Hi,

We have a HP Workstation xw4200 with Windows 2003 server installed on it.

This unit is usually left on all day every day.

This unit has worked fine for years with no problems.

Yesterday, I noticed that the server had turned off.

When I pressed the power button this this unit, the following occurred in sequence:

1. Green power LED appeared for 6 seconds
2. 1 second with power LED not lit
3. Power LED blinked RED 6 times, once per second, then 2 second pause (Beeping sound heard for every time power LED blinked RED)
4. The 3rd step repeated 4 times after each 2 second pause (total 5 times)
5. The 3rd step repeated but with no sound heard

I pressed on the power button on this unit and the power LED was no longer lit.

Any time I try to turn on this unit, the same 5 steps as above occurs.

1. What could be the reason for these beeps?

2. How can we solve our problem and get this server to boot?

Thanks,
Robbie
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10 Tips to Protect Your Business from Ransomware
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Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

          I have an HP ENVY Photo 6200 All-in-One series and wondering if it would be okay to leave it on all of the time.   It seems to have a power management feature because of the fact that the control panel touch screen blackens out after a certain period of time.  That said, it seems like it would not hurt the printer to leave it on.  What does everyone think about this?

          Thank you

          George
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I was asked to help setup some TVs for a small restaurant. I wouldn't be doing the actual install of the physical TVs but was asked to figure out the best way to control the TVs. There will be 6 TVs spread across the restaurant.

I was asked for a couple things: That each TV be able to play it's own "unique" media and that any number of the TVs could be set to view the same channel/input(ie Channel 200 on a Reciever, or a DVD on a DVD player).

What are the best solutions for something like this? I know that places like Applebees and Buffalo Wild Wings have "sophisticated" racks that they use to control all the channels on all the TVs from, but for something this scale I don't think it needs to be that "sophisticated". I know that some of the newer smart TVs can also receive signal by Ethernet, but we will most likely go with HDMI for this Application.

Thank you for the help!
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Every now and then one of our PCs crashes (blue screen). We cannot determine any set of circumstances that exist when this takes place. It can go for a week or more without it crashing but then it might crash 3 times in a day.  How can I determine the cause of these crashes?

I don't know if this is any use but I used osronline.com to analyse the minidump file shortly after a crash and this was the output:
Crash Dump Analysis provided by OSR Open Systems Resources, Inc. (http://www.osr.com)
Online Crash Dump Analysis Service
See http://www.osronline.com for more information
Windows 8 Kernel Version 17134 MP (8 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff803`fd09c000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff803`fd44a150
Debug session time: Mon Dec 31 19:33:27.728 2018 (UTC - 5:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 2:11:37.472
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*                        Bugcheck Analysis                                    *
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ATTEMPTED_EXECUTE_OF_NOEXECUTE_MEMORY (fc)
An attempt was made to execute non-executable memory.  The guilty driver
is on the stack trace (and is typically the current instruction pointer).
When …
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Concerning the program "CAMTASIA". I would like the opinions of Camtasia users only please. This program is the one that is the most memory intensive application that I have. Is it your opinion that utilizing a Nvidia video card  P5000 and 32 gigs of ram more than sufficient to have smooth operation of Camtasia? My ONLY decision is if I should go with 64 gigs of ram instead of 32 gigs. I do not do any heavy duty intensive work with Camtasia. I think that 32 will be just fine but wanted the opinion of actual users before I made a final decision. Note: The publisher of Camtasia recommends a minimum of 2gb  of ram. Experts?
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EDUCATIONAL QUESTION: I need to gain some knowledge our of necessity. Here is the situation. I do NOT know my way around things such as: 1. What the function of DHCP is; 2. Why port forwarding is necessary in some instances; 3. How to configure the ip addresses of my surveillance cameras; 4. How to start anew with my NVR and surveillance system.

I did not want to take the time to educate myself on these items since I would seldom have need for this knowledge. However, since I just got a new fiber isp and virtually nothing operates properly on the surveillance system I think that I must gain the knowledge necessary to do this myself. The company I purchased 70% of the system from will assist me somewhat but refuses to assist in any way at all for the cameras that I did not purchase from them. There are many free utility programs available that I have  installed, however I need the knowledge to determine what to do with them. I think you get the picture. What my question is: Can any Expert advise me of an online course that will teach me what I need to know to understand this area of technology that will not take me overboard? I will not be doing this for a living. I just need to know what is needed to enable me to restore my system to default and start anew and KNOW what I am doing. I wish I didn't have to take the time needed to learn this, but I cannot locate a person that can guide me through all that is necessary to get things up and operating again. I would feel …
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Dear Sir,

I have a PC using two monitors.

Originally it was just a Philips Brilliance 220CW

Then I added a Dell S2240Lc monitor, but i when I try to use the second monitor, the dell monitor seems to be very "slow and not acting right".

Is there anything I can do about it?
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