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Q: Z240 internal usb header and updated Maintenance & Service M...

It appears that newly shipping Z240 Tower workstations DO NOT have an internal USB header anymore? The System Board Overview graphic in the Maintenance & Service Guide (Oct 2015) shows #7 as a USB 2.0 internal header. However, the location where the header should be on the system board is actually a 1x6 pin header (P150) listed as "MEDIA". The other USB 2.0 Header, #5, is taken up as the front USB cable. So is there an updated manual that shows what is actually on the system board? The Z240 Tower QuickSpec is dated March 2016, so I'm hoping there is a newer manual out there somewhere. Any idea what the P150 MEDIA header is for? Is this for the old media card readers? I have the optional SD card reader, but that is attached to #8 which is the internal USB 3.0 header. Any way to attach deveices that need an internal USB 2.0 header?
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A:Make your laptop internal & external speakers play together

Props to OP - I've found a somewhat related hassle-free solution for desktops with Realtek Audio.

In the settings, you can 'disable front jack detection'. Therefore, speakers connected to the rear panel won't stop when you plug something else in the front.
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A:Could not start print spooler service on local computer error 1068

On Win/7 the dependencies are


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A:DHCP Client Service Won't Start - Error 1068


I update the system and the LAN driver but still the issue exist.

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m0onmon said:

Hello, My WD 1TB was dropped 3-4 ft
Its not detecting? Is my HDD dead? Can I recover my files?
<snip>Click to expand...

I would say yes the drive is dead and if so no you can not recover your files.

Happened to me once and it is a tough one to chew, knowing everything is gone.
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The key to your issue is where the 9 systems vs the 3 get DHCP replies.
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Here's my IPCONFIG, showing the gateway

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
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You must make sure that the two routers have different addresses!!!

Then the 9 systems will have their own gateway and route tables.

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A:BIOS not detecting Internal SATA DVD/CD optical drive

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I am using the ip address assigned directly instead of using machine names.

Another thing is that the router is setup to use opendns. Had used opendns some time before and somewhat sure there were no problems with vncClick to expand...

OpenDNS would be for name resolution and you're using IP addresses - - > not relevant

jmchue said:

VNC was working on my internal network viewing between different machines. I just changed the router (netgear wrn3500) and can't seem to connect between machines anymore. Able to access internet from each machine and can see windows shares.
Router firmware is stock.Click to expand...

The router is not involved in the connection other than routing; if you can ping and use the shares, then I'm sure the router is irrelevant too.

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I saw someone mention something about going to the Registry Editor to remove dependencies but I couldn't figure out the registry (looked like lots of gobblegook to me) but since all of my dependent processes are running just fine, I don't think that would be the answer anyway.Click to expand...

You're absolutely right. DON'T try modifying the registry for this problem. Is far more likely to do damage then any good

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2. If reinstalling doesn't solve it Also, take a look at Reference Guide to Help Setup and Troubleshoot Windows Audio and Sound Cards

3. Tho I'll also mention that SOMETIMES malware can be what interferes with audio service and prevents it from running. I mention this to also keep in mind because you say Windows Update is also reporting errors. Both your audio and Windows update problem might due to malware.

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All the fan headers should be rated at the ATX spec (1.0A for 12v). I think the differentiation is mainly for the monitoring in the BIOS and the Easy Tune software, since whatever PWM fan is plugged into the CPU_FAN header will be reported as CPU fan rotation.

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First, double check as i would think Windows Audio should appear. If not
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Most good ones simply will not serve rural areas unless they can serve them well and take care of the repairs and maintenance. We like BlueSky for very rural areas...
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See Troubleshoot: Windows Won't Recognize Your USB Hard Drive. Skip to the end to try the Data Recovery tools it mentions. You might also try Recuva (just google it)

/* edit */
use the tools even tho the drive is internal. they all still apply
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A:Audio Service Not Running

Get into Control Panel, System, Device Manager and delete the offending sound device. Restart and see if normal sound returns
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Hello Aaron,
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1) If you are running XP you should apply all updates and make certain you running xp sp3
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hi there

maybe im not reading you correctly but you might have screwed your data partition although i thought that 2nd partitions on systems from OEM's where for data recovery / restoration. maybe not.

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Do the below cleanups

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Fantastic cleaner. (When installing uncheck Relevant Knowledge do not install)

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