Showing posts from June, 2020

VMware Convert Not Starting - Faulting module name: ISD_Tablet.dll

In the homelab again working on converting a Linux box to a virtual machine and a popular tool to do this is VMware Converter. So while I was doing work on my main computer, I was using my laptop which is a HP EliteBook x360 1030 G2. Notably with the touch screen. I installed VMware Converter and started it up and... Nothing. It appears that its not starting. Run as Administrator... Nothing. Compatibility Mode with Windows 8.1... Nothing. Compatibility Mode with Windows 7.... Nothing. So looking through the Event Viewer and I find the following error: Faulting application name: converter.exe Faulting module name: ISD_Tablet.dll I have seen the ISD_Tablet.dll error before on other applications and a quick Google Search found that it was related to the Wacom ISD Service. This is used for controlling the touch screen and the stylus pen that his available for this model of laptop. Solution Stop the Wacom ISD Service. Stopping the service will kill the ISD_Tablet.dll and the application wil

Running VMware ESXi 6.7 on Lenovo ThinkCentre m53 TINY

I have had a couple of these Lenovo ThinkCentre m53 computer for a while now, but I thought it would be great to be able to get more use out of them than just running Windows 10 and Ubuntu Linux bare metal, and install a hypervisor. Out of the box, these units aren't supported by VMware to install vSphere ESXi. But this is a challenge I was up for today. System Specifications These are the specifications of the unit that I will be using in this guide. There are some variants to this model and your experience may differ. Processor Intel Pentium Processor J2900 2M Cache, 2.41GHz, up to 2.66GHz burst frequency Form factor Tiny desktop Onboard SATA 1 x SATA 3.0Gb/s controller 1 x connector on planar Hard drive Kingston 2.5" SATA, 6.0Gb/s, 128GB SSD (Non-Standard) Chassis Dimensions (W x D x H)  179 x 182 x 34.5 mm Power supply 65W, autosensing, 88% PSU Audio support HD Audio, Realtek® ALC283 codec Speaker Internal speaker for business audio (1.5 watt) Wireless 11b/g/n wireless, PC