DMI pool data?
Posted 23 July 2005 - 12:03 AM
Posted 26 July 2005 - 03:30 PM
DMI is desktop management Interface - the point at which you see the DMI pool data message, is when the system is collecting info about its environment (ie hardware).
There can be a number a different reasons behind why a system hangs at this stage including :
corrupt boot files
corrupt boot sector
incorrectly configured boot device (drive)
bios related problem or incorrectly configured bios
I suggest the first thing to try is resetting the bios:
Go into the bios & set everything to fail safe defaults (or equivalent)
While you're in the bios, check that all the drives (hard drives & optical drives) are being correctly detected by the bios. Try & boot the system again
If this doesn't do it, then clear the cmos using the motherboard jumper. Remember to disconnect the external power lead first, then disconnect the ATX power connector to the motherboard, before clearing the bios.
At the same time, remove all your pci cards etc, leaving only the video card. Also disconnect any peripherals you have except the monitor, keyboard & mouse
If you still can't get the system past this stage, then I suggest you ought to check the drive for errors, particularly the boot sector etc
Let me know what happens
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