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Want to boot from windows XP Cd...won't. Stuck on Verifying DMI Pool Data

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Want to boot from windows XP Cd...won't. Stuck on Verifying DMI Pool Data

KKmu
I am not very computer savvy so please try to dumb down your posts. :)

My brother just gave me his old gaming computer. All I had to do was put my hard drive in it from my old computer. I put in my Windows XP CD because i need to install it and told BIOS to boot from it (1st priority) but it isn't. It goes to the 'Verifying DMI Pool Data' screen and stays on that screen.


I have no idea what to do now. Thanks.
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    robo_dev

    This error message occurs when system could not verify the DMI pool data that it requires to start the system. Below are the reasons that could cause this behavior:

    * System contains corrupted boot files
    * System is trying to boot from a removable media
    * Not setting the boot devices properly
    * Incorrect settings of hard disk
    * Loosely connected hard disk
    * Corrupted BIOS
    * Hard disk damaged

    First thing I would do is power down, remove your hard drive, and see if it will boot the windows CD with no hard drive installed.

    Be sure to reset the BIOS to factory defaults.

    Make sure all cables are properly seated and power cables to drives are attached.

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    KKmu

    I tried each of those things. Without the hard drive, it still did the same thing. Im starting to think there's something with my CD drive or something.
    All the cables seem to be in place properly.

    Thank you for your help.

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    robo_dev

    It won't boot with no CD drive, but at least you should be able to get past the BIOS DMI error.

    Also make sure you did not knock the video card crooked in it's slot, or the ram...or basically anything that plugs into the mobo. Be sure no USB things are plugged in, except for the keyboard, as the PC may be trying to boot from that. I have a PC that gets stuck on booting if a USB printer is plugged in.

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    KKmu

    I unplugged the cords connecting to the CD drive....computer got stuck at the same screen. I also double checked to make sure everything around the mobo was plugged in. I am good to go there too. it seems I cannot avoid this DMI screen!

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    OH Smeg

    Return the computer to the way that it was when you got it and see if it starts now. You don't need a HDD in it to see if it POST's.

    If it doesn't POST without your HDD in it you have to look at what's going on here and the most likely is RAM so I would reduce it to 1 RAM Module and try again. Continue doing this till it's either reduced to nothing or it's working.

    When you get it POSTing you can start adding things one at a time till it stops and then you have got the faulty bit of equipment.

    Also if there are any Plug in cards in the Expansion Sockets other than the Video Card it might pay to remove those as they could be the problem.

    Also if you can open the BIOS and make sure that it's correctly set. if it's been left for a while unplugged the BIOS Battery could have gone flat and be giving some screwy settings in BIOS causing the problem. Replacing the BIOS Battery never hurts either.

    Col

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    leopoldocosta

    This is actually related to hardware problem.

    My friend, what you can do is this:

    If you harddrive is SATA interfaced you have to first unplug it from data and power cable. After you boot from CD with linux distro Ubuntu. When the live version of ubuntu is running, plug in the power cable on the HDD and after its powered, plug the data cable in. This will make the hard disk detectable like a USB drive (pen drive). After ubuntus detects the drive, try loading its content to another storage media or through the network between you computer and your brothers computer. With all backed-up you MUST format your old HDD and then restart the hole windows installation process.

    If your hd is IDE interfaced, try verifying both CD-ROM and HDD jumper configuration:

    http://www.easeus.com/resource/images/install-ide-hard-drive-jumper.gif

    http://e.cdn-hardware.com.br/static/books/hmc/cap10-14_html_m2b2646f.png.resized.jpg

    NOTE: The pictures do not represent the real pin-to-pin configuration of YOUR device, they serve only as illustration.

    Also, if IDE or SATA, you should try changing the DATA CABLE or verify if your energy source is able to power everything up. Usually removing extra boards, extra drives and stuff will help it to boot up the computer. But if the problem is really the energy source, than you should buy another one and change it.

    Please let me know if it helps.

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    robo_dev

    This error message occurs when system could not verify the DMI pool data that it requires to start the system. Below are the reasons that could cause this behavior:

    * System contains corrupted boot files
    * System is trying to boot from a removable media
    * Not setting the boot devices properly
    * Incorrect settings of hard disk
    * Loosely connected hard disk
    * Corrupted BIOS
    * Hard disk damaged

    First thing I would do is power down, remove your hard drive, and see if it will boot the windows CD with no hard drive installed.

    Be sure to reset the BIOS to factory defaults.

    Make sure all cables are properly seated and power cables to drives are attached.

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    KKmu

    I tried each of those things. Without the hard drive, it still did the same thing. Im starting to think there's something with my CD drive or something.
    All the cables seem to be in place properly.

    Thank you for your help.

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    robo_dev

    It won't boot with no CD drive, but at least you should be able to get past the BIOS DMI error.

    Also make sure you did not knock the video card crooked in it's slot, or the ram...or basically anything that plugs into the mobo. Be sure no USB things are plugged in, except for the keyboard, as the PC may be trying to boot from that. I have a PC that gets stuck on booting if a USB printer is plugged in.

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    KKmu

    I unplugged the cords connecting to the CD drive....computer got stuck at the same screen. I also double checked to make sure everything around the mobo was plugged in. I am good to go there too. it seems I cannot avoid this DMI screen!

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    OH Smeg

    Return the computer to the way that it was when you got it and see if it starts now. You don't need a HDD in it to see if it POST's.

    If it doesn't POST without your HDD in it you have to look at what's going on here and the most likely is RAM so I would reduce it to 1 RAM Module and try again. Continue doing this till it's either reduced to nothing or it's working.

    When you get it POSTing you can start adding things one at a time till it stops and then you have got the faulty bit of equipment.

    Also if there are any Plug in cards in the Expansion Sockets other than the Video Card it might pay to remove those as they could be the problem.

    Also if you can open the BIOS and make sure that it's correctly set. if it's been left for a while unplugged the BIOS Battery could have gone flat and be giving some screwy settings in BIOS causing the problem. Replacing the BIOS Battery never hurts either.

    Col

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    leopoldocosta

    This is actually related to hardware problem.

    My friend, what you can do is this:

    If you harddrive is SATA interfaced you have to first unplug it from data and power cable. After you boot from CD with linux distro Ubuntu. When the live version of ubuntu is running, plug in the power cable on the HDD and after its powered, plug the data cable in. This will make the hard disk detectable like a USB drive (pen drive). After ubuntus detects the drive, try loading its content to another storage media or through the network between you computer and your brothers computer. With all backed-up you MUST format your old HDD and then restart the hole windows installation process.

    If your hd is IDE interfaced, try verifying both CD-ROM and HDD jumper configuration:

    http://www.easeus.com/resource/images/install-ide-hard-drive-jumper.gif

    http://e.cdn-hardware.com.br/static/books/hmc/cap10-14_html_m2b2646f.png.resized.jpg

    NOTE: The pictures do not represent the real pin-to-pin configuration of YOUR device, they serve only as illustration.

    Also, if IDE or SATA, you should try changing the DATA CABLE or verify if your energy source is able to power everything up. Usually removing extra boards, extra drives and stuff will help it to boot up the computer. But if the problem is really the energy source, than you should buy another one and change it.

    Please let me know if it helps.