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Where exactly are these settings?  I launch Rugged Control Center and click on Dashboard.  Nowhere do I see anything having to do with the brightness of the front panel push buttons.  Similarly, I do... See more...
Where exactly are these settings?  I launch Rugged Control Center and click on Dashboard.  Nowhere do I see anything having to do with the brightness of the front panel push buttons.  Similarly, I don't see anything obvious on the Settings tab. Please clarify how the illumination of the front panel buttons can be adjusted.
None of the front facing buttons (Rotate, Volume Down, Volume Up, Windows, P1, P2 and P3) are illuminated.  This makes using the tablet very difficult while driving at night (the tablet is mounted in... See more...
None of the front facing buttons (Rotate, Volume Down, Volume Up, Windows, P1, P2 and P3) are illuminated.  This makes using the tablet very difficult while driving at night (the tablet is mounted in my Jeep). I cannot find in any of the Dell utilities where I can turn on and off the illumination of these buttons.  How do I do this?
I first started having this problem after a drive that was part of a RAID 1 volume failed.  That was back in April of 2014.  Somehow, and I can't recall how, I did something that caused the problem t... See more...
I first started having this problem after a drive that was part of a RAID 1 volume failed.  That was back in April of 2014.  Somehow, and I can't recall how, I did something that caused the problem to go away completely until about 2 weeks ago, when the remaining original drive of the RAID 1 volume failed.  I've since replaced all the hard drives with newer ones and that's when this problem started again.  I'm wondering if the firmware in the newer drives is not compatible in some way with the older ICH10R BIOS. There seems to be a handful of disparate solutions to this problem.
I was able to solve this problem: 1.  A temporary work-around is to disable the Paging Executive.  Disabling the Paging Executive prevents Windows from swapping memory used by device drives out ... See more...
I was able to solve this problem: 1.  A temporary work-around is to disable the Paging Executive.  Disabling the Paging Executive prevents Windows from swapping memory used by device drives out to the paging file.  The path to the registry entry is here: \HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management and the key is: DisablePagingExecutive Change the value from 0 to 1 to disable.  You will need to reboot to put the change into effect. 2.  An actual fix, as apposed to the work-around, appears to require a BIOS update.  Motherboards with the Intel RAID controller (mine happens to be ICH10R, but there are others) include BIOS code for the chip.  This is called a ROM option.  Upgrading the MB's BIOS includes any available upgrades to the RAID controller's BIOS.  My upgrade took me from version 11.2.0.1066 of the Intel Matrix Storage Manager to version 12.0.0.1783 of the Intel Rapid Storage Technology (Intel has renamed their RAID software to Rapid Storage Technology).