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DELL STARTUP I AM USING THE 2 PORT KVM ON 2 DELL MACHINES, THE FIRST A OPTIPLEX 320 AND A DELL PE2900 SERVER. WHEN I START THE OPTIPLEX, IT LOCKS UP ON STARTUP, WILL NOT EVEN GET PAST THE SYSTEM CHECK BEFORE WINDOWS LOADS, UNLESS I SWITCH THE KVM TO THE SERVER UNTIL THE OPTIPLEX GETS PAST INITIAL STARTUP.

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  • faithsmom Dec 05, 2007

    I also have the same problem, using the IOGEAR 2 port KVM switch and a Dell Optiplex 320. The Dell just hangs and the DELL startup screen.

  • dandaph Dec 13, 2007

    Have the same problem in Dell Optiplex. Tried updating the Bios and even other exact machines. System will some time start and sometimes hangs at bios screen.

  • Jonathan Aug 08, 2008

    Same problem here as well. I'm using the IOGEAR KVM with a dell Optiplex 210l and an Optiplex 320. The Optiplex 320 will not boot unless I uplug the USB portion of the KVM. I've upgraded to the latest bios and drivers and still have the same problem. I also have problems getting a complete image backup of the Optiplex 320 when using Acronis10. The image won't transfer out to a USB external hard drive. It freezes part way through. I support 5 Optiplex 320s at my work and all of them have had problems. It seems like the 5 year old Dell OptiPlex 160L are more stable than the newer 320s. I'm ready to through the 320s out the window. Urrggh!

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There was problem at one time with IOGear KVMs not working correctly with the USB chipset on the Dell motherboards. This problem was resolved by using a USB hub between the KVM cable and the computer. The user could take the USB portion of the KVM cable and plug it into a USB hub and then take the USB hub and plug it into the Dell computer. That should help with the problem.

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I had the same problem with a Dell Optiplex 320 and Cables to Go KVM (USB version). Tried the solution of making sure the KVM was set to the other computer (luckily not an Optiplex 320), when starting the Optiplex 320 and wait a couple of minutes to allow the 320 to boot up completely. When I swithched the KVM over to the 320, everything worked fine. Thanks for the tip.

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what was there before, this act?
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we use breakout boxes (DIY) to test ports connected.'

that Compaq is very old and no support now, no books.
why not ask at real HP, maybe some old guy there can dig it lost books>
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one other problem is the BIOS in the server may not like your adaptor at all. When BIOS scans the keyboard. it expects a ID response if missing or grabled, it drops that device port.


https://h30434.www3.hp.com/


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this device is s business device, now ("Enterprise)
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