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I have an infuriating problem. I have a 'new' ASUS M5A97 R2.0. I've updated the BIOS firmware to the most recent version. 2603. My problem is that most of the time when I boot it reverts to wanting to boot UEFI and I have to go into the BIOS and move the 'Boot Priority' setting (see image) to last. I save changes and restart, but for some reason it doesn't keep this change. If fact, I never intend on booting UEFI on this computer and I'd really like to remove this option altogether.

Does any know how I can *insist* that it NOT try booting UEFI?
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I have an HP 8100 Compaq Elite running Win7 that just recently downloaded the update KB4088875 which made the NIC unusable saying no hardware is detected. 3 other machines had the same issue, but they had restore points so I rolled them back and everything is working. But one machine has no restore points. Steps taken:

1. Booted into safe mode and deleted update KB4088875. Restarted and still no network connectivity.
2. Went in Device Manager and uninstalled the unknown Ethernet connection, restarted and plugged Ethernet back in. Still no NIC detected.
3. Attempted to download correct driver from a different laptop, and then using a thumb drive to install it on the broken PC.
4. The PC failed to open the thumb drive due to the fact it doesn't have the appropriate driver...

Any ideas?
Write with a desktop mouse on a regular mouse pad, without a special tablet or touchscreen.

I need something intended to be used as a writing pen but does not require a touch screen or special tablet surface to function.
Hi all, I'm looking for a Wireless Access Point that has a normal Ssid and another one for Guest access where the guest network can't access anything on the Wired or other wireless clients. Seems a straight forward enough request but trying to find a Access Point that will do this has been a nightmare. I'm in the UK.
I have a Norco RPC-4216 server case (I know cheap as you can get) but I have an Areca RAID Card in it and the RAID Card reports every once in a while that an entire enclosure is getting dismounted. This is causing database corruption and the server ceases to run reliably and reboots until I recreate the database
See attached Picture.

Do you think this could be back plane related. I have replaced the RAID card with a brand new one even a different model Areca Card (updated card) and it seems to be the same problem I had with the first.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

I'm disabling USB ports for my team in order to tighten things up and help improve/prevent DLP, and meet some requirements that are being externally driven by our customers

Just curious what the preferred method is of instructing them how to work without flash drives going forward. IE emailing things to themselves

Or what happens if you're at a conference and there's an issue with accessing your email or the corporate network, and you need access to the particular file but cannot because the USB ports are now disabled and you couldn't bring a backup copy

Was doing some research online and couldn't find anything. Thoughts?
is there a way to upgrade to raid1 from a single drive? without wiping and reinstalling os.
adding a drive basically. currently server running only one single drive.
What the docking station would you guys recommend for Dell Inspiron 14.  It should have 2x VGA ports for two monitors, and at least 3x USB.  
Thanks in advance.
Intel patch slows down my file server

i updated my server once the intel patch came out 3 months ago and since then i have to reboot my file server weekly. how do i fix this mess, can i uninstall the patch
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Mirroring drives on a Dell Poweredge T630.  I am in the Lifecycle Controller.  I am in Step 3 to select physical disks.  Do I want to select a physical pool and select both disks for that pool?
samsung gear watch is using wrong zip code
I dont know how to change

I am fixing for someone else and do not know model number (until I fix)
Please do not tell me how to find model number because I would need to send that information to person who needs fixing
I'm comparing a Gigabyte to an Asus motherboard. Based on the Amazon reviews, it sounds like the Asus is the better board. Do you agree?



Here are some excerpts from the negative Gigabyte reviews:

Junk.. Never used a Gigabyte board before, normally buy Asus. Should have done it this time. Nightmare.. Nothing but problems with windows and my Ryzen, some expected, but the bios has been a pain in the ... flashed it cause of problems and when it rebooted.. nothing.. bios 1 shows memory error. Bios 2 shows video card error. just a nightmare all around. I just passed my return period 2 weeks ago. :(
audio quality: 1/10
ram compatibility: 1/10
gigabyte's reliability: 1/10
software support: 1/10
looks: 9/10
build quality: i guess its fine overall but my audio problem might be hardware based so 5/10
There are a lot of reasons why I’m returning this board. First and most critical is that there is no real support for it from Gigabyte! This board is stuck in BIOS F-2 which …
On my form (fm_Inventory) there is a sub form (frm_inventory_sub)
On that sub form there is a field labeled DCN.  
On the After Update Event I have the following code:
    Dim stDOCName As String
    Dim stLinkCriteria As String
    Dim Sid As String
   If IsNull(Me.DCN) Then Exit Sub
    Sid = Me.DCN.Value

    stDOCName = "frm_Inventory"
    stLinkCriteria = "DCN=" & "'" & Sid & "'"
    If DCount("DCN", "qry_Inventory_Dups", stLinkCriteria) > 0 Then
        'Undo duplicate entry
        'Message box warning of duplication
         MsgBox "Warning DCN: " _
        & Sid & " has already been entered." _
        & vbCr & vbCr & "You will now been taken to the record.", vbInformation _
        , "Duplicate Information"
        'Go to record of original Employee
        Cancel = True 'add this line
        DoCmd.Close acForm, "frm_Inventory"
        DoCmd.OpenForm stDOCName, , , stLinkCriteria
    End If

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Everything works great up to the end.  It finds the duplicates but when ti goes to open frm_inventory it can't.

I know the link criteria needs to change to open up the hardware with the record with the DCN in it.
I have never done this via a sub form.  I know I would need to add a new variable for the Hardware_ID Field

But how do I tell the code to open the correct record?

I am planning to run VMware Workstation 14 on a AMD Ryzen 3 2200G processor. According to the following document, Workstation 14 supports the AMD Ryzen as of January 2018.

I read about a strict HCL in the following question:

Will I have any problems running VMware Workstation 14 on a AMD Ryzen 3 2200G?
I am considering buying a Gigabyte motherboard instead of another brand because of Gigabyte's Dual BIOS feature. Do you agree that the dual BIOS is an important feature?
We have cable modem internet service for our desktop computer. With password another device in the home can receive the wi-fi signal. There is no router and the wi-fi signal comes from the modem which is plugged in to the wall 24/7. We turn the desktop pc off at night.
We need to limit the wi-fi to 11pm cutoff to 7am start. I had a simple timer plugged into the wall and the modem cable was plugged into that and the timer let the modem go off at 11pm and on at 7am. The timer failed to prevent the guest from changing the setup.
There is another closed question about a lockbox, how to secure the cable modem or timer so no one can unplug the setup and then plug the modem into the wall socket for 24 hour access. So no need to repeat the content in that other question.

Windows 7 desktop and parental controls would only limit access to the desktop pc.
Asus Rampage 4 extreme problem  
i imaged an SSD 240 GB to a 512 GB in order to increase the disk space, but it refuses to to boot from the cloned drive; it DOES boot from the Original Windows 7 drive (64-bit)
The clone however Does boot ok from 2 different Asus boards
the disks are all in GPT format

are there any suggestions -EXCEPT bios update (there are about 20 updates - but i am not allowed to risk it by the customer
I had this question after viewing What is the best budget gaming laptop in 2018?.

Do we have any members who have recently built custom laptops? Where they for gaming? I've always found it more cost effective to build a tower and don't really need to "game on the go". But now I'm curious if there are better options for building custom laptops as I know my son would strongly prefer a laptop.

My last build is about 6 years old and I'm currently diagnosing an issue with it that makes me want to rebuild. :)

Also curious if anyone has any experience with this company https://www.newegg.com/Eluktronics-Gaming-Laptops/BrandSubCat/ID-131280-3365
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Need a USB connector. Plug a keyboard into one end and the other end inserted in a computer USB port.

This link shows male to male and so forth but does not seem to be the name of what I need.


Here are other photos:
Running an Ubuntu 16.04.x LTS system that boots in Legacy HDD mode on SATA0 a 500GB DIsk according to the following test:

Last login: Fri Mar  2 09:02:23 2018
root@saturn:~#  [ -d /sys/firmware/efi ] && echo "EFI boot on HDD" || echo "Legacy boot on HDD"
Legacy boot on HDD

I have 2 external USB Hard disks(1TB and 5TB) as well and recently I'm running into a problem that if the USB Drives are powered on/connected the system will not boot. It gives an error that the UUID of the Internal HDD cannot be located. I seem to recall something to fix this in the boot setup but I can't recall or locate details. If I unplug the external drives it works and boots normally.
I need a simple way to lock up a wire connection between two wires. One is from the cable modem and the other is a drop cord to a timer that controls when the cable modem is on and off.
The issue will be the holes through which the wires will go to be inside the box.
I have tie raps holding the wires together tightly where they meet. This may hinder the person who is tampering with the cable modem connection from the modem to the timer to the outlet.
I do have a fire proof box and a plastic tool box that can be locked but the wires would be crimped when the lid is closed
Despite having failover/cluster design for your VMware environment /hosts, can there still be examples of major infrastructure failures that can still lead to loss of services, or can almost everything be protected against in terms of hardware failure. Can any examples be provided perhaps on levels below hosts on what could still lead to service outages. our tech team seem adamant there infrastructure is almost faultless and there is failover for almost any type of failure on the network/infrastructure, but I was keen to understand if thats wishful thinking and any examples of issues that can often take everything offline.
How can i find the service code of the hard disk example : "12312312323-2A7B"  Plz help
I cant see mine its just like this " 46S*********-2A7B"
And i need it for the Dell security manager passoword.
I am planning to build a computer soon. The requirements are to run older apps, such as Visual Studio 2008, SQL Server 2008, Adobe InDesign CS6, the current version of VM Workstation, Windows 10 and Access 2010. I expect to run Windows 7 and the numerous older apps in a VM. I am considering the following:
AMD A6-7400K Dual-Core 3.5

Do you have any recommendations for a motherboard? Are the more expensive motherboards faster than the lower-priced motherboards?






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