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Posted on Saturday, June 9, 2001 - 12:54 pm:   

Please help, my computer freezes on boot after: Verifying DMI Pool Data and will not go any further. I was trying to put a bigger hard drive in and it didn't work so I put my old ones back in and now cannot get past this screen. I have done most of the troubleshooting tips, but none have worked. Driving me crazy!! If someone can give me some pointers it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Posted on Saturday, June 9, 2001 - 6:08 pm:   

Advise size of HD if this dos'nt help
Posted on Saturday, June 9, 2001 - 6:10 pm:   

Advise size of HD if this dos'nt help .

Verifying DMI Pool Data in Windows 95/98
Posted on Saturday, June 9, 2001 - 6:11 pm:   

Ignore 1st post . John .
Posted on Saturday, June 9, 2001 - 9:57 pm:   

Hi John,
Thanks for the reply. I have already done what this website explained. It has not worked. I will look into the motherboard part and see if I can get some info from there. Thanks very much for the help though. Hopefully I will find the problem soon. :) I hope. If u have any other possible solutions or if anyone else does, i would greatly appreciate the info. Thanks
V (Vera)
Posted on Sunday, June 10, 2001 - 4:19 pm:   

do you have things saved on your old hard drives that you really can't afford to lose? have you considered just re-installing windows?
put the old drives in
auto detect in bios
boot from start-up disk
just a suggestion
V (Vera)
Posted on Sunday, June 10, 2001 - 5:37 pm:   

another thought
if you want to keep whats on the old HD'S
can you get into safemode to try remming out any statements in autoexec.bat and config.sys
try rebooting to see if it will boot normally
if it will, add the lines back one at a time to see where it hangs
if you can't get into safemode the usual way
boot with a non-system disk in the floppy drive
when you get the non-system disk error remove the floppy and hit the f8 key twice
when you get the boot menu
choose safemode
run sysedit and rem out the lines

or in safe mode try
start> programs>accesories>system tools>system information- in the menu look in the tools selection and try some of the offerings there
maybe something here will help
Rob (Robwalk)
Posted on Monday, June 11, 2001 - 11:16 pm:   

I had a similar problem and mine turned out to be the video card was faulty. New card and all went well. I know it is hard to accept that a VC could stop windows from loading but in my experience it definately can.
Posted on Saturday, April 6, 2002 - 8:51 am:   

I just got the same problem on the second (downstairs) computer on my home cable modem network. It was idle overnight and this morning when I clicked the mouse, instead of refreshing the desktop (Win 98SE) it was just a blank black screen with a flashing cursor at top left. I CTRL-ALT DEL'd. Tt hung in setup on "Verifying DMI Pool Data ...."

Turning off all components for extreme hard reboot gives same results. Over and over.

Worse, though I can get to CMOS Setup with DEL
suddenly there's an unknown password on CMOS! I have never set one there. My first panic thought was, this is a virus that sets an unknown password on CMOS setup and then screws up something the DMI stuff.

I've rebooted a dozen times, now I'm just letting it sit there, maybe it takes five hours to verify the DMI pool. I wentupstairs to my main computer - which I've been rebooting regularly lately, the mouse is unstable - and it's OK. So I unplugged the cable to the downstairs computer and logged on here for help.

And guess what, just as I finished that paragraph my daughter comes up and complains that the internet isn't working downstairs, please plug it in! I asked her if the downstairs computer was working.

"Yeah, all I had to do was reboot and it did Scan Disk and Windows is up."

So I hugged her and blessed her for her "magic fingers." Maybe it was something in the network configuration? Anyway I am very happy not to have to go through disk loss. But now I'm scared to turn this computer off or leave it idle.

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