View Full Version : System hangs when trying to verify DMI pool data
04-04-2001, 07:32 PM
I have a FIC AZ11 motherboard going into a new computer. It has a Duron 800 in it. The motherboard and processor used to run linux, but I don't think it matters. Anyway, it hangs when it tries to verify the DMI pool data. Clearing CMOS doesn't work and removing the battery for 5 minutes doesn't either. I have tried both several times with no luck. Any help would be appreciated.
check you bios settings, and make sure you have HDD-0 or FDD-0 or whatever yuo want to be first boot device
04-10-2001, 10:29 PM
The boot setting is to boot from either, I'm not sure (I'm at home and the computer is 5 miles away in the lab). But that shouldn't matter because CMOS doesn't even get to reading the boot sector of either drive, here is a sample
Trying to verify DMI Pool Data............Update Successful
Trying to verify DMI Pool Date
[that computer's boot phase, nothing else happens]
It would normally say something like "Loading Windows 98" or something of that nature (can't remember).
04-11-2001, 11:10 AM
I had a similar problem with a Powerspec (Micro Center brand) pc that I was troublshooting for a co-worker and it ended up being the motherboard. Sometimes it would make it to win 98 (only after reinstalling win 98 on another machine and transferring the hd to the bad mobo). It occasionaly would boot into dos via floppy (6.22 not v 7.0). I think it had something to do with the disk controller on the mobo but am not sure.
04-11-2001, 11:36 AM
Yeah, I was going to say either a bad disk controller, or a bad bios chip. Could possibly be a bad IDE cable or a lose cable connection, so try those first.
04-11-2001, 12:05 PM
Times like this call for the ol' switcha' roo to eliminate what's bad.
04-16-2001, 10:57 PM
Take out all your PCI cards. Unplug your floppy, CD-Roms, Harddrives from the MOBO. (Don't worry, this only takes 1 minute) Test it as is. Boot alright? (As it looks for boot device...) If it gives problems here, you probably have a MOBO problem (or MAYBE a powersupply problem). If it's fine, plug in ONLY your boot drive into the primary IDE channel. Make sure the cable is in correctly, and the drive is set to Master/Cable Select. If that doesn't work, try the Secondary IDE channel. If that doesn't work, you've either got Hard Drive problems, OR a MOBO problem.
Tell me how it goes, then we can proceed from there.
04-17-2001, 08:30 AM
I won't be posting a response for a week because I don't have access to that computer until the 22nd. So don't think I forgot.
04-29-2001, 09:11 PM
Mobo was found to be bad--new one was put in and the machine worked. Thanks for anyone that helped.
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