HP z420 – Flashing Red Power Button

When an HP z420 PC won’t start, the power button flashes red and the PC beeps. The red flashing power button means different things depending on the number of beeps. Here’s what the flashes mean: Power button flashes red and beeps 4 times Power Supply Power button flashes red and beeps 5 times Memory Power button flashes […]
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Warning BCU Return Value Real=”16″ Translated=”16″

If you get the this message when trying to get the BIOS config using the HP BIOS Config Utility: <Warning msg=”BCU return value” real=”16″ translated=”16″ /> bcu return value real 16, translated 16 means that the file could not be read or more specifically, the BIOS config could not be read. To fix this, reboot […]
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What Is Network Service Boot In The HP BIOS?

Just looking through the BIOS on my HP PC, there’s a setting called Network Service Boot. for those wondering what Network Service Boot is, Network Service Boot is HP’s name for Wake On LAN. Wake On Lan, or Network Service Boot allows another computer or device on the network to power on a PC by sending […]
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How To Update BIOS Settings On Multiple HP Computers

Need to update BIOS settings on multiple HP computers? You can update the BIOS settings on multiple HP computers using the HP BIOS Configuration Utility. To do this: Roll out the utility to the computers you want to update the BIOS settings on (using AD, Altaris, SCCM or some other deployment method) On a computer with the […]
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How To Access The BIOS On An HP 8300 Elite And Enable VT

I’ve been trying to access the BIOS on my HP 8300 Elite to enable VT for virtualisation on the CPU, but the HP 8300 loads too fast so I can’t see what button to press to access the BIOS. If I was using Windows 8 I wouldn’t have this issue because you can change BIOS […]
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Unable To Login To HP System Management Homepage Website

Unable to log in to the HP System Management homepage or Onboard Administrator website? If you are unable to log in with your local administrator account or domain administrator account if the server is a domain controller, it’s probably because user names are case sensitive. Also, if the HP server you are having trouble logging […]
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Failed To Load Lvmdriver – VMware ESXi 4

When installing VMware ESXi 4 on an HP server (typically a Blade), you can get this error: Failed to load lvmdriver This error is caused by the ESXi 4 image you are installing not having the network card driver bundled in the installer. To resolve the Failed to load lvmdriver error, download HP’s ESXi 4 […]
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347 The Cache For Smart Array In Embedded Slot Is Not Configured

When configuring an array controller on an HP server, you may get the following warning: The cache for smart array p410i in embedded slot is not configured p410i can be any HP array controller, such as a p220i, e200i, 6400, 5i, 6i, e200i, etc… This error is basically warning you that the battery for the […]
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