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The most likeley thing is that the PC is displaying at a resolution or frequency not supported by the monitor.
When you say it turns black after boot do you mean after it finishes post (the basic tests at the very start of the boot process)?
If it beeps very soon after the monitor dies shortly after post then it might be giving you an error about the battery on the motherboard asking for you to press a key to confirm the message. If this occurs then sometimes the display is out of range for the monitor to display, if this is the case (and the PC is a Dell like the monitor) press F1 after the beep and your PC should continue to boot.
Also try going into the BIOS setup during the boot phase (usually F2 on a Dell) and see if the monitor behaves the same or if it stays on for longer.
test comment!!! wooo!!!!
Just been in contact with APC, support have been helpful but it would appear that the particular model of UPS only has 2 years warranty and has now expired. But, how nice, they can offer me a 20%-25% discount if I upgrade to another model. Disappointed that an Enterprise level bit of kit is only covered for 2 years.
Not sure on the XenServer shutdown times, I remember when we first set them up and ran the original script while testing and shutdown only took a few minutes.
I've sinced removed the UPS from the equation; can't trust it and have piggy backed the server onto another UPS that has plenty of capacity and have now double checked all my scripts.
I just wrote on the forum about using APC smartups and Hyper-v.
When hyper-v shuts down it takes about 30mins to close all the virtual machines for some reason. I'm still wondering if thats enough time for the hyper-v machine to shut down before the power runs out.
We allows staff to access it, but disallow access to students. We have also developed an internal youtube like system that hosts videos that staff need to access. This seems to be the most flexible route, but can require some additional work!
It's been a while since anyone posted to this blog post, but with version 3100 of Impero released and a 3103 update released how are people getting along now?
We have had the Nrs system for 12 months now,it works very well with parentpay and biometrics . The frontend and backed are excellent with even our catering manager being able to work about 90%. Hardest thing ,we had to do was setup menus which took an afternoon.
One that springs to mind,years back when I worked for royal mail, I was delivering a powerpoint presentation to staff and managers on an ancient meaty proxima projector. I had finished the presenation for the day when I went to the back of the projector and flicked the power rocker switch. As I had done that, the whole sorting office was plunged into darkness. After a pregnant pause, i uttered the words "Oh Sh!t" as all the sorting machines ground to a halt and everyone was evacuated.
The guilt finally lifted when after investigation, that across the road, where a hotel was being built, a JCB digger had gone through our mains cables at exactly the same time as me switching off the projector.
The keys took a fair bit of abuse during removal but went back so easily. I broke one clip and the key still still worked so kudos to Dell for building a fairly robust keyboard.
I cleaned out my keyboard at work over the Christmas holiday as I could see dirt inside it and that irritated me. Funnily enough I'd wager it was the exact same model Dell keyboard. It was unpleasant, but not anywhere near as manky as yours though CAM
I must say that I was surprised how well all the keys clipped back in and at how the feel of the keyboard didn't change at all (keys all travelled the same as before and so on).
After doing mine I was inspired to do a colleagues and "accidentally" popped some of the keys back in the wrong places.
haha an oh dear what have I done moment. I need to teach myself how to setup VLANs soon I know the concept of what I need to do but I haven't done it before.
I found the 'reactive' part of the depression to be a lot of poo, it doesn't go away it just gets more manageable. Similar situation to yours (not a competition or anything) and found 8 months later since the events happened the pain isn't so bad and the anger is subsiding.
Change helps and at least you have lots of that to look forward to with moving out, plenty to focus on.
I went a tech conference at local university, and one of the topics was Windows 7 migration. In fact, that university itself was a microsoft case study for that migration. Attach is link Microsoft Case Study: Windows 7 Enterprise - Villanova University
I'll post the most important facts I learned from the Villanova's presentation later. Hope this helps
We deal with lots of schools in our local area and have been doing Windows 7 deployments since last summer. We have encountered few issues as most software developers we have spoken to have updated versions of products which we have obtained for free. This includes 64bit windows as 50% of our deployments have been at this level. If you speak to most software companies they are pretty good as they would rather give you a free/cheap upgrade than lose you completely (and various other schools as the deployments increase).
I've just been having this conversation with the IT coordinator at one of my schools. She seems to agree, so hopefully the school will start asking for Win 7 machines which will force the need to enable the server infrastructure to cope with it.
You are right, I think that much of the pickup of other products like MacOS is because it is not competing with a modern equvilent but rather the 8 year old XP as people are unwilling to upgrade. All these revoloutionary features that people quote as reasons to switch exist in he modern equvilents of what they are actually using now but they just have not got around to upgrading it.
The newer OS is more reliable and cuts support costs, even if there is a reinvestment nessisary for some legacy tripe on balance it will probably be much better in the long run to move towards an upgrade.
Had some cold/flu or other on and off for around 6 months now. Its getting ridiculous.
Thank you very much for your help. It ended up being that some how a proxy was turned on. A fellow co-worker has seen this a lot
lately that malware is putting in a proxy. As soon as I clicked off the proxy the internet worked fine.
Firewall blocking port 80? What O/S? +SPs? When static IP did you enter manual DNS? Test using NSLOOKUP. Does PING resolve text based URL? Assuming Internet is available...