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When I try to enter setup on my Dell Precision Tower T5600 during bootup, I get a message that the keyboard is not recognized.   Then Windows loads normally and the keyboard works.   The keyboard is a Dell wired keyboard plugged into a USB port on the motherboard.   How can I get into setup if the keyboard is not recognized?
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New PC with BSOD - many varius bluescreens

Running windows 1903, newest BIOS update

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

      Intel Core i7 @ 3.60GHz
      Kaby Lake 14nm Technology


4095MB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (ASUStek Computer Inc)


16 GB DDR 4

where should i start to test?

Have runned memtest for + 20 hours - no result

As i remember it, you can debug a file? (WINDBG?)
VMware 6.0 dell r720xd 384ggb 2 10 core Xeon 3ghz h710p controller
8x1.2tb sas in 2 volumes raid6 sectionally  split 4.2TB and 2.7TB data stores all drives part of each group.
Esx Dell
No errors on host, hardware.
Scratch isetup to second datastore

VMs 2016 evaluation dism change from eval to standard version.

Host rebooted, errors on boot of VM bootstrap unavailable.
Second datastore errors when creating new VM. With device 9 as the error message.

Found some references to unregistered the VM and recreate one with same name while attaching the old ones drives.

The behavior of the second datastore  reason for pause
I've just bought a new PC, installed everything i needed and when it came to SQL Server Management Studio, i've installed the latest version (v18.2).

But i'm having huge display issues as you can see below.  I thought it was display driver problem even if it's the only application having the problem.   So i've sent to Intel, downloaded the latest VGA driver for the Rog Maximus XI Hero (Wi-Fi) which is my model.   Installed it, rebooted, but the issue is still there for this application.
(i'm using onboard vga display, i don't have my gpu yet)

Management Studio screenStudio About Box
Any idea how i could solve this?  Anyone else experience the same problem?
I haven't had to burn anything in a LONG time, and recall that's one of the things they missed in Win 10, early on. I just used a Win 7 machine with a 3rd party burning ROM on it.
Today, I tried to burn native in Win 10, Build 1903. Nope. STILL doesn't see the DVD-RW drive once I try and burn an ISO image from the contextual menu.
The Internets suggest many things as it revolves around everything from UAC, to registry edits, to elevated command prompts. I'm on as a local administrator. This should work, as is. Any ideas, or should I just keep an old Win 7 around for such needs. It would be quicker...Thanks.burning rom failure
I bought a new Intel NUC Hades Canyon.  I have an existing Intel NUC Skull Canyon.  I was hoping I'd be able to take the two (non-RAID) NVMe drives out of the Skull Canyon, and put them in the new Hades Canyon to boot.  I knew the hardware would be a little different and that I may need to re-activate Windows or run into a little trouble.  But, I don't get that far.  When I have two NVMe in the system, they do not show in the BIOS as boot devices.  HOWEVER, if I click to update the BIOS (I was just testing...I don't have a BIOS update file), BOTH drives are accessible through there, and the drive contents show.  Any idea why they are not showing?  Someone told me that it was because both drives are MBR instead of GPT.  That doesn't make sense, though, since I am using the same Windows 10 on the Skull Canyon now, and wouldn't it at least show them with the option to format and use anyway?  Thanks much in advance!
Hi Vmware Experts

we have a situation that we build more than 20 node as VSAN cluster

right now as all of you know that the hardware itself improve  and the prices also getting better

for example  network card or disks itself

anyway our 20 nodes cluster having 10 G interfaces  but now we need faster

but we cannot extend our cluster with nodes has higher network interfaces

so here come an idea to start to build a separate cluster with our new servers  but we will lose the nice feature for VSAN for scale up

so one of my collages ask me if we can build multi VSAN cluster but we let all three VSAN cluster to see each other data store

but not via iscsi or NFS  he asks if Vmware VSAN has a feature that if under one data center you have multi VSAN cluster and all of them can access the multi VSAN data store based on VSAN FS  not  iscsi or NFS

i think this is not logical and not possible but he said Vmware one day should provide such solution

anyone of you have any idea about such question

Hello, I installed windows 10 on a  formatted m.2 ssd fine and then updated windows and drivers, I then got a blue screen of death during the restarting process, so I formatted the ssd again and tried to install again, however now it's on a infinite install loop. I have unplugged the usb and then i get a black screen until it loads into bios boot showing the ssd.

I have tried installing on the second m.2 ssd and the same thing happens.

Any help would be massively appreciated I have been struggling with this for 10 hours and I have gotten nowhere.
New SSD drive freezes computer for 15-60 seconds.  I tried to change SATA from AHCI to IDE and it didn't work.
I have two HP ML350 servers, one is a Gen9 and one is a Gen10, at a client site.  The Gen10 is a brand new server with ESXi 6.7U2 (HP custom image) installed; the Gen9 originally had ESXi 6.0 installed and was upgraded to ESXi 6.7U2 (same HP custom image).  There is no VCenter server involved; these are stand-alone ESXi servers.

I'm trying simply to pass through a USB 3.0 controller and/or an add-in PCIe USB 3.0 controller card, to be used with external USB drives.  The Toggle Passthrough option on both of these servers is greyed out.  I've checked the BIOS options and Virtualization and VT-d are both enabled. No matter what I check on the hardware list, the toggle passthrough option stays stubbornly inactive.

I've done this many times before, and I currently have a Dell PowerEdge T430 at another site with 6.7U2 on it and the passthrough function works fine, so I don't think it has anything to do with VMWare, but I could be wrong...
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I have a person with an SSD drive on their computer getting the following error under Maintenance and Security:  Restart to repair drive errors (Important)

How would an SSD drive have errors?
A client has an Asus ROG GL753V that was somehow bricked during the latest Microsoft upgrade.  When turning the laptop on, it sits at the Asus splash screen and goes no further.  F2 is not effective to enter the bios.  It just sits there at the splash screen.  I've seen another post online from two days ago with the exact issue (Same laptop) after the latest Microsoft update.

I'm at a loss here and have found no useful info to guide me.

Any idea how to fix what the N#RX(&D MS Update did to this poor laptop?

Thanks tons for any guidance..


Dell Latitude 7390 power down when moved/ the entire laptop lost power.
The laptop was connected to a Dell WD15 docking station.
The system passed the hardware diagnostic test.
Dell Command Update was ran and most of the items that needed to be updated were installed, including the BIOS.
What is defective, either the laptop or the docking station?

OS: Windows 10
My laptop which is a about three years old, (Dell, I5, 4GB RAM, 300GB, 87GB free) is behaving strangely when I type.  The cursor jumps to ANYWHERE on the document causing untold errors in the text if I am not careful. Runs Windows 7 Pro.


Is it more LIKELY a Hardware or a Software issue?  The Event Viewer shows "hundreds" of errors emanating from the Event Control Manager.


I'm looking for an old IT article about using the ECSPhone modem as a "poor man's" paging modem.
My 2400 baud BOCA paging modem has finally bitten the dust.  I read the article years ago but can't seem to locate it now.  My specific issue is that I'm unable to get the modem to return to a ready state after sending the page.  It's async and it's supposed to vary on the line, send the page, and then vary off the line and return to a ready state without setting the modem to autoanswer.  It's running on a dual-purpose line, my transmit line is also used for incoming faxes, hence this modem must not answer incoming faxes.

I'm the sysops for a V5R2 running on an AS400 720.

If someone can give me the link to that article it would be much appreciated.

Hi Experts,

My client has forgotten her boot password, what needs to be done? Replace motherboard.?

What if she only wants the hard rive contents and not the laptop?

Thanks Laptop
My laptop (New, HP, Windows 10):
Has been slow and bogged down frequently. When I open task manager, I see 90% CPU, system interrupts is most of it. If it's important, usually once I open task manager, the CPU usage drops rapidly.

I've done these things:

1.  Disable USB Root Hubs one by one. No change
2. Reboot into safe mode. No change
3. Disable your network adapters. No change.
4. Disable wireless altogether. No change.

I was looking at this page: https://superuser.com/questions/1378289/system-interrupts-process-using-high-cpu  and I've downloaded and run LatencyMon. I'm not sure if the Directx Graphics kernel is running high or not, I'm not sure what's normal. This is after a about a minute.

I have an LG G3 which has now become unstable even when restarted into safe mode. The process system is now crashing right away, having got progressively earlier in its crashing behaviour. Using a different battery had no effect. The phone is rooted. I run termux on it

I'm wondering if it might be time to start over and install say a Lineage image. The problem is that i'm as yet pretty ignorant about phones at the hardware and system land level. What are the best sources of information? Do you have any suggestions about fixes?
I need to decide on a brand and model for a new monitor. The computer is a Dell Precision Workstation T3600 running Windows 7 Ultimate. The graphics adapter is an nVidia Quadro 600 with 1GB memory and DVI and DisplayPort outputs.

The usage is basic - Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Publisher, some PowerPoint), email, web surfing. The monitor needs to be about 27" to perhaps 30" - it has to fit some tight space constraints on the desk due to an overhead hutch. Single monitor - no dual configuration.

A thin (in front-to-back depth) model will be helpful given the space constraint.

I want a highly reliable brand. Presumably a fairly basic or intermediate performance monitor will suffice.

In the past I have always used Dell monitors. Should I continue that? Or do you think there is a different brand/model I should consider this time? Please share your reasoning.

Thanks, Pete
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Hi Expert,

I have my HDD gone missing, my windows 10 is booting on SSD though. I have check BIOS it's there and it's spinning, however, from disk management, I am unable to see any of the HDD. My pc has 4 fans and temperature was low, appreciate is any expert advice how can I bring my HDD.

I have have and HP probook 450 G1 that I replaced a power cable on.  After reassembly I have some keys on the keyboard that don't work.  The keys are q,w,e,r,u,i,o,p.   All other keys appear to work.   I purchased a new keyboard with the same issue.   I reset the cmos to factory settings, disassembled it to make sure nothing was touching the back of the motherboard but still have the same issue.

Any suggestions.
Is there any downside to enabling jumbo frames by default on all hardware switches in your environment?
Hi, I started working on a wordpress site recently, using Divi theme. I noticed it gets very slow after a while, and checking my task manager shows that System Interrupts is taking up 90% of my CPU. I closed down the wordpress site and that number slowly (over 15 seconds or so) went down to .04%. (EDIT: Please read further down, we have taken Wordpress out of the equation. Wordpress doesn't seem to be involved).

What could be causing this, any ideas? Site is on siteground on godaddy.  I am on Windows 10 on a 3 month old HP laptop, Processor: AMD A909425 Radeon R5, COMPURE CORES 2C + 3G 3.10 GHz, RAM: 8GB
Do any of the Adobe software’s  have a maximum capability when it comes to usage of GPUCPU or memory

What I’m trying to get to his is there any point in putting 256 memory on a workstation

can the  software even use it in use it  
Is there a limit on the GPU capability
I have a digital land line for my business, and I'd like to add an auto-attendant to that phone line, without changing my hardware, my existing phone number, or my telephone company.  The telephone company can convert my phones to a VOIP system, with an auto-attendant feature, but the cost is prohibitive.  I have heard about using Google Voice, and a VOIP converter device.  Would this be a reasonable solution, or is there another suggestion?






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