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Reboot Loop after "Updating DMI Pool"...

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Posted on Monday, December 23, 2002 - 9:26 am:   

I have an older PC with an AT form factor Shuttle Spacewalker board. The specs on the system are 333MhZ CPU, 64MB RAM, 30GB HDD, standard PCI video, and an ISA Mozart sound card. The system worked fine, with the OS loaded, and all application titles loaded and working properly. The system had no gliches and booted normally.
Then I decided to upgrade the RAM from the 64 MB to adding a 128MB stick which would bring it up to 192 MB. According to the board specs, the RAM is PC100 3.3v 168 pin. I placed the Stick in the first slot and inserted the original stick in the secondary slot. Replaced the cables making sure the pins lined up on the IDE, and then gave everything a quick once over to make sure all cards were seated. I connected all cables on back and plugged it back in. Pressed the "on" button, and this is what happens...
The computer goes through the POST fine, recognizes the new RAM, recognizes CDROM, and HDD, but when it states that it is updating the DMI pool, it reboots and continues this exact scenario. I tried taking out the new RAM, and it does the same reboot problem. I have double checked every card, rechecked all cables, but it still continues to have this reboot loop after the DMI Pool.
ANY suggestions?
Posted on Tuesday, December 24, 2002 - 2:43 pm:   

try clearing cmos, if that doesn't do the trick look at the bios settings for memory timings that may need to be set to manual instead of auto. I have a FIC board that does the same thing when mixing 4 clk and 2 clk ram.

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