Category Archives: Ask J.D.

What to try if headless rackmount server doesn’t show up [SOLVED]

Dell PowerEdge Boot Up Displayed on AOC LCD monitor

Recently we booted up our old 1U Dell R610 server to restore some data from it. However, we were unable to access the VMWare vSphere capabilities and could not ping the dedicated IP address. Hooking up a spare monitor we found that the CMOS battery was bad and it was preventing bootup (i.e. it was stuck at an error confirmation screen). After using a keyboard to continue by “pressing any key” to get past the error, all was well ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Post-processing of the image failed likely because the server is busy or does not have enough resources. [SOLVED]

If you encounter the following error: Post-processing of the image failed likely because the server is busy or does not have enough resources. Uploading a smaller image may help. Suggested maximum size is 2500 pixels. and you have tried all the normal solutions (adjusting php.ini, other upload settings) then I suggest checking your plugins for potential issues. Here is the error screenshot: Specifically, I encountered this error when the following plugin was enabled: After you deactivate potentially troublesome plugins, you

“Connect to GOG Galaxy Communication Service was lost and could not be restored!” [Remote desktop issue]

Please note, if you try to connect to a machine via MS Remote Desktop Protocol and start GOG Galaxy then you will likely encounter the following error: “Connect to GOG Galaxy Communication Service was lost and could not be restored!” Unfortunately, there is no resolution for this error other than to manually login to the machine locally (not remote desktop). If the error still persists, I recommend rebooting the PC and trying to start GOG again. Sorry to not have

How to sync time on Windows 10 VM after pause/resume

Recently after restoring a paused VMWare Workstation Windows 10 VM, the VM guest had an incorrect system time. After a bit of checking through options, I was able to get the time updated/synced correctly and it did not even require a pause/resume or reboot ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ƒ Here is where you can enable automatic time sync between host and guest: Player -> Manage -> Virtual Machine SettingsOptions -> VMware Tools features -> Synchronize guest time with host I hope this helps you

How to re-enable Hey Google on OnePlus 8 Pro [SOLVED]

If your Google assistant no longer responds to the “Hey Google” wake command, give this a try: Open the “Google” app on your OnePlus phone At the bottom of the “Google” app, click the 3-dots “… More” and select “Settings” Select “Google Assistant” Select “Voice Match” Toggle the “Hey Google” slider to “On” Exit out of the app and voila, your phone should answer to “Hey Google” again! I hope this helps ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜‰

Unable to open kernel device ‘\\.\VMCIDev\VMX’: The operation completed successfully.

If you encounter the following error message: Unable to open kernel device ‘\.\VMCIDev\VMX’: The operation completed successfully. Did you reboot after installing VMware Workstation? Module ‘DevicePowerOn’ power on failed. Failed to start the virtual machine. You may want to try editing the VMX file for your virtual machine and changing this variable from true to false: vmci0.present = “false” (it was the located on the last line in my VMX) After making this change, I was able to successfully boot