• One computer cause another on the network to slow down

    Hi guys, I faced strange problem recently. In network with 3 computers, router, printer one of the computer share documents and database file. One week ago strange things start to happen. When accessing shared documents on main computer from second computer everething works fine, but when opening...

    Evgeniy40 pointsBadges:
  • Hard drive not detected

    On a Dell Vostro 1710 running Vista on a Centrino processor, on boot there is an error loading BIOS saying there is no detectible hard drive. All internal workings seem to be ok and the HD appears to work just fine in other machines. Solutions?

    TheAndyOfOne25 pointsBadges:
  • DELL DIMENSION 8400 ALARM BELL

    It started about a week ago, quite loud one second ring that repeats for about 15 minutes starting at 12:15 PM every day. I ran Malwarebytes on both HDD's - Nothing. My Oregon Scientific WMR 968 weather station has no alarms set. DELL is behind hardwired router firewall and running AVG anti-virus....

    billL50 pointsBadges:
  • Repeated network switch failures

    This is now the third switch at a small business location that has failed. This is their only switch. The first two were Dell, and the last was NetGear. Each time power is fine, but no connectivity. Powering on and off does not help. It has been happening about every 2 months, and it always seems...

    ElizabethS5 pointsBadges:
  • Can not change default viewer in Windows 7

    I have some users that are having problems viewing old tif files. I have installed Kodac Imaging Pro on their machines. I can click on the file and sent the default viewer to Imaging Pro (which is the kodac program), but the file still opens with Windows Viewer. I can change the default program to...

    Dchat330 pointsBadges:
  • Netgeat Vlan help

    Hi, I have got a Dell L3 Switch (PC6224) 1x FSM750S 48port Managed switch 1x FS726T 26port smart switch 1x GS724TS 24port smart switch My aim is to create a number of Vlans, but I am not entirely sure if this will work with the hardware I have got. If anyone could tell me how to set trunk ports...

    Michi120 pointsBadges:
  • Installing older Windows server on new Dell machine

    How can I install an older version of Windows Server on my new dell machine? The os loader only allows for Windows 2003 R2. We have 2003 Standard. How can I make this work?

    NewnanIT1,110 pointsBadges:
  • What does a dell remote access card do?

    What does a dell remote access card do? Can I safely remove it frrom my power edge server?

    Karl Gechlik9,860 pointsBadges:
  • Dimension 4700 thermal events prevention.

    We have about 20 Dell Dimension 4700’s that occasionally get Thermal issues and shut down. Sometimes it can take up to 10 tries to get it to turn back on. The machines are not hot and the problems show up intermittently of about 20% of the computers. How can I fix or prevent this from happening?...

    Karl Gechlik9,860 pointsBadges:
  • Network Connection Freezes

    For some reason, at random, among 20 PCs on my network, in the morning or during the day, the network connection stops responding for both intranet and internet communications. The only solution thus far is to remove the NIC from the Device Manager, reboot the PC, and let Windows XP Pro find the...

    DboiSOBE0 pointsBadges:
  • Is it possible to monitor network health from one console?

    Is there a way to monitor all of my Dell servers' health from a single window or console? We have hundreds of servers varying in models but all Dell. Can I monitor smart status, disk space, users, event logs more centrally?

    ITKE351,965 pointsBadges:
  • Dell 760s blue screen/freeze

    My company is rolling out new desktop pcs and we have seen a majority of these Dell 760s blue screen/freeze after they have been in the user's work area for anywhere from 24 -36 hours. Users have to reboot continuously during the day. One suggestion was to change the setting in the BIOS from ACHI...

    Susanw1915 pointsBadges:
  • Win a Dell Precision T7500 Workstation

    All you have to do is correctly answer 5 multiple choice questions, each with a hint provided, and you could be the owner of a new Dell Precision T7500 Tower Workstation Desktop Computer with the Quad Core Intel Xeon Processor. Even if you don't win, you still get 200 Knowledge Points for your...

    EmNichs3,250 pointsBadges:
  • Microsoft / Dell / ASAP Negotiations

    My organization's Campus Agreement with Microsoft is up soon.  For the first time we will be negotiating with Dell / ASAP, who we purhcase hardware from.  Does anyone have any insight into the relationship between Dell and Microsoft.  Dell is claiming that they pass along the licenses at cost...

    Rbuuffb55 pointsBadges:
  • Configuring a two-RAID LUN

    I need to expand a couple of LUNs and am seeking advice regarding how to proceed. We are using a Dell/EMC Clarion 300. We have two RAID groups (1 and 2) that had multiple LUNs on each RAID group with the LUNs assigned to different servers (I know, bad idea). Only one server uses the two RAID groups...

    ITKE351,965 pointsBadges:
  • Dell Optiplex GX520 hibernation/sleep mode issues

    Hello, We have several Dell Optiplex GX520's on the network running Windows XP pro. They randomly fall into sleep mode. Moving the mouse will not wake them - you have to push the power button to get them out of sleep mode. Also we are not able to remotely wake them to do patch updates or remotely...

    Jmello0 pointsBadges:
  • Evaluating HP, Dell, IBM Solutions for small VMware deployment

    Gday All, Currently doing some research for a solution to consolidate our 6 or so servers using VMware. We are looking to implement HA, DRS and VMotion. Our budget for the hardware is about $30K AUD and we currently have 10 users. We have the following server roles to consolidate and they are...

    Chiper15 pointsBadges:
  • Poweredge 2800 No longer boots

    One of the servers I manage is a 4.5TB Poweredge 2800 with a powervault 220s running Windows Server 2003 that no longer will boot and is about 10 months out of warranty. I started having some minor problems last week that I assumed were software related but then I did a reboot of the server after...

    Kooch5 pointsBadges:
  • HBA not showing WWN

    A SearchStorage.com reader asks: WE have a data center server, 2003 servers and two HBAs in each node. Both the cards are Emulex Fibre Channel Cards. One card is already in working condition. We have recently added the second HBA card. The driver was updated, and I am able to detect two HBAs from...

    JenH0 pointsBadges:
  • Remove password

    I am starting to take up computer repair and hopefully I will get my A+ ceretification in this field. A friend is going to give me an old Dell computer of hers to work on and she told me that once I get it to remove the Jumper to delete her password. Is this information true or could you steer me...

    Player310 pointsBadges:

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