Dell Optiplex 790 password jumper location

Problem:  Bought a refurb dell optiplex 790 computer and upon boot up, I get the following error: “The hardware Jumper is removed to override the system password setting.  System password has been erased and password cannot be changed.  Please connect the hardware jumper to perform password changes.…” Since this computer was a refurb, the manufacturer […]
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Windows 7: right mouse and typing performance slow

Problem:  After a fresh install of a Dell Optiplex workstation, the performance of the mouse and keyboard significantly deteriorated.   Right mouse clicking on anything would sometimes take seconds for the complete menu to appear.  Also, when typing the characters would fall behind my actual typing.  At first I thought it was a video card issue […]
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Hypervisor not running error on Dell server

Problem: Tried to install a new virtual machine on my Dell PowerEdge R310 server running Windows Server 2008 R2.  Got an error saying it could not start my virtual machine because hypervisor was not running. Solution:  Power down the server completely.   Power it back on and hit F2 to get into the bios settings.  Go […]
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