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By aculcu ·
I have a chintech KT266A motherboard with an AMD Athlon XP2100 chip. Ram is 512mb of pc2100, hard drive is a western digital 80g and the secondary is the same with a partion of 40g each. System has a dvd rom and plexwriter 40/12/40 and 3.5 floppy drive. OS is XP Professional. I have reformated my hard drive once before to reinstall win 98 then upgrade to the XP. My question is that after a week or so, the system stops at "Verifying DMI Pool Data" and not boot up. Please, any help or suggestions.

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by TheChas In reply to Unable to boot up

Boot from the CD, and use the recovery console to repair XP.

Note: You can install the upgrade version of XP WITHOUT first installing W98. You just need to have the CD handy to prove you own a copy of W98.

After you get XP repaired, downloadand install the latest drivers from chintech, or the chipset mfg (VIA?).
Then, install the critical updates from Microsoft.
I like to pick and choose which updates to install, and usually follow the read more links, and download the files for future use.

I would seriusly consider formating the boot drive and installing XP straight from the CD.
Why, the root of your problems may be the W98 install and driver remnants from it.

Again, you do not need to install W98 in order to install theupgrade version of XP.
The install program will ask you to insert the W98 CD, and read it, then complete the installation.

Chas

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by aculcu In reply to Unable to boot up

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by skloo77 In reply to Unable to boot up

not sure if it suits you, but you may the following:

DMI pool data can be caused by memory or configs. why not set the bios to default and remove some of the h/w first such as the cd-writer, sec hdd. also please chk if there are any floppy in your fdd.
or perform ram confirmation.

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by aculcu In reply to Unable to boot up

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