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By jarif93 ·
perhaps you may be able to help or offer suggesstions?

On start up of my computer when it goes through its loading of the bios and all the pre system procedures start up. Sometimes (getting more often)it stops at the VERIFYING DMI POOL DATA....... and then I get a message disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter? I just keep re-settining the computer till it does finish loading w2k as it should. BUT the time it takes is getting longer. please give your opinion /advice .
i thinkit a hardware problem.
thanks

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by D_V Ant In reply to after DMI nothing

It sounds as if the harddisk is getting ready to die. Hopefully, it is still under warranty.. Contact whoever you purchased it from and verify the warranty and have them help diagnose the PC. If it was Dell or Compaq, they will help you troubleshootover the phone. Backup your data as soon as you can.

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by cglrcng In reply to after DMI nothing

You may just want to open that case up and reseat everything you can first before making a call, cables, chips, check fans for spin up & blades for cleanliness etc., CPU temp during use, HDD temp. during use, reseat chips, etc.. (Make sure to properly ground yourself first & during, or use a proper grounding wrist strap and/or grounding mat or have a qualified tech. do the work).

If you shut down your box after each use (especially after an applications/gaming/internet intensive session and fire it back up cold often many things may work loose due to heat up expansion, and cool down contraction being repeated over & over (my box is on 24/7/365 unless I'm out of town for an extended stay, of course it's nearly used 24/7). Thereby cables & chips working themselves right out of their connections. I have seen many a HDD die and some do show the behavior you mention so do, do the back-up of data thing right away. But then check the items I mentioned, if the problem is still there, then make that call by all means.

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