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About Joshuacurtis1

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  • Birthday 1999-08-24

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  • Location
    United States
  • Interests
    Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, 3D modeling (Soildworks, AutoCAD, Inventor), Marching Band, Oil Pastels, Sketching, Ultimate Frisbee
  • Biography
    I'm from a suburb of Chicago, and am studying Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University. One day I hope to work for NASA, one of its contractors (Northrup Grumman, Lockheed Martin, or Boeing) or potentially SpaceX if Elon will have me.
  • Occupation
    Mechanical Engineering Student at Iowa State University


  • CPU
    Core i7 6700HQ
  • RAM
    16GB DDR4
  • Storage
    256GB SSD
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. I am having trouble with a machine that was printing blocks of ink instead of text. Did a fresh install of windows and the problem persists. This only happens when printing a document on the computer locally. If I print from the internet (Chrome) using system dialogue or built in print everything prints perfectly normally. Anything printed from the computer itself does this... odd thing. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. As fast as I can tell from settings related to fonts etc everything is normal. Machines are all running Windows 10 EDIT: All machines on the network have the exact same issue. Printing a local document prints like this, anything printed via a web service prints correctly.
  2. If it’s really an issue, and you do need a fan, find a cooler that for sure covers all of the IHS on the CPU, and then just zip tie whatever cooler you found down, zip ties can provide an adequate clamping load, and you can use a cooler that isn’t technically compatible.
  3. Interesting, I wasn't aware that that was possible I certainly will, going to do a complete backup right now just in case, but that's next on the list.
  4. Update: I removed the drives from the server, then reinserted them and it booted correctly, with all volumes and data shown correctly... Bizzare but I'm not going to question it. Thank you for all your help, and the information you provided, it will allow me to do much more in the future!
  5. 1 The drives use a SAS interface, not SATA and this server is the only computer that I have access to that uses a SAS connector, so that may take a while. 2 I was incorrect before in saying that there was a screen that prompted me for any RAID setup, but in IBM's diagnostic software for the server which I did manage to access said that there was an LSI SAS controller, assuming this means that is a RAID card 3 In the event that I figure out how to access that, I will try to rebuild the array. On startup the only prompt I am presented with is the attached image, would the RAID setup be in more of a command line text format, as opposed to one with graphics?
  6. Ok, now I understand what that screen means, thank you. I know they are unrelated, I didn't configure this server (obviously) so all I was told is that the server has 2 drives in it, and that "They mirror each other." This led me to believe that they were in RAID 1, however I am not certain. I have 3 questions then: How would I check to see if either of the drives have in fact failed, and if yes, which one, or both? How would I know if the server is configured in RAID, or, if its even possible, that the server is using something else entirely? How do I actually rebuild the array? (If you know of a good guide or other post to read, I can just follow the instructions from there)
  7. I am indeed young, I said so in my original post. I'm aware the image is of a floppy disk, the server has no floppy drive, which is why I wasn't sure if I was supposed to insert a new drive or boot media. Just so I understand you, you're saying that this prompt is requesting I insert the installation media (in this case a CD) and allow the server to repair itself, and there is then a chance that the drive will repair itself, and not overwrite the data on the array? Yes, a prompt does appear on startup asking about the RAID configuration. We have been doing backups, but would like to get the server online nonetheless.
  8. So, the server at where I work has gone down yet again, there was a storm and the power went out, the server is surge protected on a UPS, so there shouldn't be any damage due to the outage itself. It fails to boot into server 2000. I believe that it is setup in a RAID 1 (not sure if hardware or software RAID), and that one of the drives has failed. If I press Crtl+C on the screen that essentially tells me that the boot has failed (repeatedly attempts to network boot) I am presented with this befuddling prompt, there are no codes or anything else, just this: If anyone has any thoughts on what I should be doing in general, or what this prompt means I would really appreciate it. I am unfamiliar with Server 2000 (I'm only 17 so... not sure how I would be but I digress) so responses with detail for someone well versed in general computer/tech terms, but not well acquainted with older server operation would be appreciated. I actually have the windows server 2000 CD, is this prompt telling me to insert that? If so, then does that mean I need to repair the windows server OS? If so, will that effectively "reimage" the server, leaving me without my data? I can always take it in to a recovery service or call someone out to look at it but would prefer not to if at all possible. If it helps, the server is an IBM 7947 The model is AC1 Product ID is 7947E1U