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How do i get into the bios? It's running Win 10 Home and the fingerprint reader WAS active in Windows but now isn't. I'm wondering if the fingerprint reader has been enabled FOR entering the bios as well, so needs to be used in conjunction with key presses? There's also the issue of the toggling of function keys as well to add to the complexity. I suspect that F1-F12 are not defaulted but what's above IS.
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A client of mine has a Logitech MX700 mouse, that came as a combo with a wireless keyboard and a charging base. When using this mouse within a CAD program, it has moments where it acts as though the left mouse button is sticking, which the client has to quickly select and move the pointer, it causes the mouse to drag items, sometimes doing so creates copies (when it drags folders), other times, it just relocates what had been clicked on.

The client has replaced the actual switch inside of the mouse, thinking the switch has gone bad over years of use. It didn’t seem to make a difference to the issue, so he then purchased another mouse of the same model new, only to have the same results.

Switching to a wired mouse has resolved the issue, and he says he may have to just deal with it, but he likes this particular mouse. It’s been a great mouse, with it having rechargeable batteries, its larger and fits his hand well, and he likes that he can place it on a base to charge it up overnight,

Is there a possibility that there might be a recent driver update that would take care of these issues?
Hi I was thinking about getting a second monitor so I can have a dual display on my work computer, and I have been reading about it and I think a better solution is to get a large curved monitor, maybe a 34" curved ultrawide monitor that way I can have two windows of data open but only have one monitor in use. For work I do lots of graphs / excel sheets and compare data. I would like to spend less then $1000 so what is the best suggestion anyone has?

I was looking at the following monitor, but with only one user review I figured maybe there is a better option? https://www.bestbuy.com/site/philips-brilliance-x-line-349x7fjew-34-led-ultrawide-hd-freesync-monitor-high-gloss-white-with-silver-chrome-stand/6148908.p?skuId=6148908
Hi guys

I'm doing a document to prove that we need a cluster environment for our virtual machines, as we have only one IBM X650 M3 hosting a load of virtual machines at our datacentre. There is no SAN either. All of the disks being used are internal on the actual X3650 which I believe we have around 14disks. I'm about to find out what sort of RAID has been set up.

I am making the documentation simple for board/management, but wanted to include 'what's wrong with his scenario' to show the sort of problems that could go wrong.

The current X3650 M3 has dual power supply, so that can't be a reason. Storage though may be an issue as if more than two disks die, we would lose all virtual machines that are business critical.

What other possibilities are there? Faulty Ram? Motherboard dying? Faulty RAM?

Thanks for helping
I just replaced the faulty hard drive  in one of the Bay  for this server and it is still shows orange .it is physical drive replaced

all other bays shows green
Our company have got new project for CRM dynamics and customer is asking to get involved in Hardware sizing. We are new to this topic, can anyone help me with some basic guidelines, templates etc. please?
Hi All,

So, as that vulnerability has come to light regarding the Intel Chipset. Anyone have any idea what would be the best way to identify the various chipsets on the network.

I guess included with that, some handy info would be:
*PC Name*

Thanks in Advance!!

We originally setup small lab environment for Terminal Services on Server 2012R2 in a Hyper V.  1 Dc, 1 TS. and it was working.

Then I exported the pair of VM and gave it to another tech to work on but when he was trying to setup the TS, he got an error saying "Hardware assisted virtualization is not present"

What would be the reason it won't work now? does the VM need to be started from scratch?

I had this question after viewing Increase performance of google earth pro.

Using same wifi
Why is google earth so much quicker on windows7 desktop than windows10 laptop
Specifically street view is so quick it is like I am walking outside. Hardly any blurry moments.

Is there a super computer where google earth is quickest
Is video card responsible?
If I spent $100k would I get an experience that is so optimal that street view would be same as driving in same area?
There is a pipeline with a 5-stage instruction cycle:
IF = Instruction Fetch, ID = Instruction Decode, EX = Execute, MEM = Memory access, WB = Register write back

This instruction sequence is given (the final register in each instruction is where the value computed is stored):
ADD R1, R2, R1
INC* R5, R5
ADD R2, R5, R5
SUB R1, R3, R3
ADD R3, R4, R4
*Increment by one, ie +1 to R5

  1. The pipeline does not use operand forwarding and that the only sources of pipeline stalls are the data hazards.
  2. Number of cycles used per instruction and the clock frequency may be assumed and declared.
  3. The pipeline is empty and this instruction set is yet to enter the pipeline.

How long would it take for the instruction sequence to complete?

Also how can I reorder the instructions so that they give the same results and stalls are reduced or eliminated?
Could you please explain how you arrived at both answers as I am finding these concepts hard to grasp.

thanks in advance
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I had this question after viewing used manufacture charger.

Please see related question.
Experts suggested I allow other models.
So please link to other models.
usb 2 devices
do not work on usb 3 port

windows 7 desktop
custom made computer

I get an error on a machine and it has this every time the computer is shutdown for more than a day. Anything that can be done?

The computer was turned off for two days and when it was turned on it gets the error below. The shutdown was done cleaning and Power Plan set to high performance. The computer does not sleep. This has happened before and the power button has never been pushed or held. It is also connected to a newer UPS not via USB though.

Dell Computer XPS 8930
BIOS 1.0.5
Windows 10 1709 Clean Install + Updates 1/12/2018

Log Name:      System
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
Date:          1/12/2018 10:16:32 PM
Event ID:      41
Task Category: (63)
Level:         Critical
Keywords:      (70368744177664),(2)
User:          SYSTEM
Computer:      DESKTOP-1V74ewA
The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.
Event Xml:
WE ARE GOING TO START PRODUCTION COMPANY .. WE HAVE 30 WIN7 WORKSTATIONS FOR USERS ..JUST THEY ACCESS SERVER TO SHARING PURPOSE ..THEY DONT NEE INTERNET .. CAN U SUGEST ME THE BEST ANTIVIRUS SOLUTION WHICH I NEED IS DEDICATED ANTIVIRUS SERVER .. I NEED HARD WARE DETAILS AND SOFWARE DETAISL AND SETUP I need to have a dedicated server as antivirus... Can your recommend a hardware & software to assemble such server. Can I use regular windows xp box and a recommended software Antivirus to have an antivirus dedicated server that connects to the network and do all the virus scanning & removal?
I'm not researching a software or appliance, I just need to add an extra PC to the network to handle that security protection, malware, worm & virus infection live...

Hi Experts.

I'm having a sql file about 3.5GB with some tables about 7 millions records , and a Ubuntu 16.04 server configured to run on a VPS with 8 vCPU, 32GB RAM. (RAM Disk)
The RAM Disk mount command is:
# sudo mount -t tmpfs -o size=25G tmpfs /opt

When importing that sql file using default MySQL configuration, its took about 3 hours and a half to finish.
After using this optimized MySQL configuration, it's took only about 20 minutes:
innodb_buffer_pool_size = 8G
innodb_log_buffer_size = 256M
innodb_log_file_size = 1G
innodb_write_io_threads = 16
innodb_flush_log_at_trx_commit = 0

When importing, import speed goes around 1MiB/s to 7MiB/s. In the end, the average importing speed with this new parameters is 2.5 MiB/s.
My question is, which parameter should i optimize to increase average importing speed, in order to reduce import time from 20 minutes to about 10-12 minutes?

Hope to see experts's answers soon, thank you.
everytime i connect a windows 10 drive to a windows 7 system - as second drive - it starts  running chkdsk
this happens also when i connect a windows 7 drive to a windows 10 system as second drive
of course - it NEVER finds an error - but it takes a lot of time
why is this? can i stop that behaviour ?  if so - tell me how please !
I was wondering if there is anyone here with experience or benchmark results on the performance of cheap ebay RAM vs brand manufacturers? What is the difference, if any?
Five years ago I purchased Kingston server RAM with the following specs:

Kingston ValueRAM 16GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM ECC Registered DDR3 1600 Server Memory (Intel Validated ) Model KVR16R11D4/16I

I understand that this RAM is no longer being made and it is now becoming increasingly difficult to find this RAM.

What model of Kingston RAM has replaced this model of memory and will be fully compatible within an Intel S2600cp server system board that already contains 8 sticks of this RAM?

I need to purchase 8 more sticks of this RAM that will be used on the same Intel S2600cp server system board and I need to make sure that both types of RAM are fully compatible and work without any problems for a Server 2016 Data Center OS that will be running on this server system board.
Where can I purchase the following RAM from?

I am shopping around and am trying to find the lowest price for buying this RAM

Kingston ValueRAM 16GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM ECC Registered DDR3 1600 Server Memory (Intel Validated ) Model KVR16R11D4/16I
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Last night I used EaseUs to copy one hard drive to another.  There were zero errors on the transfer.  This morning I put the second hard drive in the computer and it started up and immediate started running Startup Repair, which it has now been doing for four hours.  The source hard drive is now dead.  Any tricks to get this resolved?
Please provide me with the Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) URL address for an Intel S2600cp server board.
I'm looking for a high quality PCI Express USB 3 card with 4 USB 3 ports that will be fully compatible with an Intel S2600cp server board running Server 2016 DataCenter.

I had previously been running Server 2012 & then Server 2012 R2 on this Intel S2600cp server board (for five years) with a low quality PCI Express USB 3 card and there were no problems.

However, once I installed Server 2016 the Server OS would always bluescreen until I pulled out this low quality PCI Express USB 3 card. Without this card installed Server 2016 runs fine.

I still need to have a PCI Express USB 3 card with 4 USB 3 ports connected to this server and need to be sure it is on this server boards Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) and that it won't cause any issues or bluescreens.

Please provide me with a list of PCI Express USB 3 card with 4 USB 3 ports that will do this.
Please confrim the O 365 E3 End_user hardware requirements . coz some of the users are complain that office application is slow
If i were after a laptop, my question would be answerable in one word: 'Thinkpad'

But what i'm looking for my client is a small netbook with say a 10 inch screen that is light and as powerful as possible that can be picked up cheaply as a used item. I used to be pretty happy with Sony Vaio netbooks with Atom processors, even ones with 1GB of RAM. But i don't think even double that is realistic these days, web pages being as bloated as they are. This would be for general use, with a Debian Linux ( probably Mate) desktop. I'd probably be using ebay.co.uk but am willing to look at new options as well as used. Any good recommendations?






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