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Computer wont Boot after changing harddrive from 40GB to 160GB on Wind


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olace88

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Hi,

I would like to ask for help regarding my problem on boot up. I recently replaced my 40GB hard drive with a 160GB hard drive. The problem is it won't boot up and hangs with the display "Verifying DMI Pool Data.....".

Will appreciate any help on this matter.

Thanks in advance!

More power to you!

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This might seem like a crazy question but have you formatted and installed an operating system on the new HDD.
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Have you checked the hard drive is correctly fitted and all the leads are inserted properly IE not lose? as well as what Mr Rockmilk said.
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SATA or IDE hard drive? If IDE, is the jumper set correctly for CS (Cable Select), Slave or Master? Set it to the same as the 40GB drive was.
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Hi Guys,

Thanks for all your replies! Appreciate it very much. Anyway, to answer the questions:
1. Yes, the new hard drive was formatted and have the same OS as the 40GB which is Windows 2000 pro.
2. Yes, the cable select is correct and similar to the 40GB HD.
3. Yes, it is an IDE Hard drive.
4. Yes, the HD is fitted and inserted correctly.

I suspect the new HD is not compatible with the PC system and it could not read the new HD.

Will appreciate other inputs.

Thank you very much.

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olace88

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I forgot to answer that it is set as MASTER.

Thanks!
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Ztruker

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Try this.

1. Power off computer and unplug power cord.
2. Open case and remove CMOS battery.
3. Press and hold the case power button for 10 seconds to drain all capacitors.
4. Reinstall CMOS battery.
5. Connect power cord and power up.

You should get a CMOS checksum error, press F1 to continue, F2 to enter Setup (or something like that).

Go into Setup. Set the date and time and boot options then save and exit. See what happens.
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Hi Ztruker,

Let me try this...thanks for your inputs! I will keep you posted on the result asap.

regards,

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If that does not work I have researched your error "Verifying DMI Pool Data" and a few have suggested and said the following has fixed there machines with the same problem.

Insert your OS disk.
Restart your Pc.
Boot from disk.
follow instructions till you see fix my computer bottom left if I remember correct it may be fix start up problems its ages since I have done this.
You should arrive at a screen that has about 4 options to choose from you need to choose the command prompt option.
once you have the cmd prompt interface open type the following
bootrec /fixboot
and hit return and restart your machine
My instructions are not precises but given the things you have all ready done you will be able to muddle through this OK.
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