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Verifying DMI Pool Data

Discussion in 'Software' started by Professor-Falken, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. Professor-Falken

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    This is the error I get when I boot up my computer.
    Verifying DMI Pool Data
    Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk And Press Enter.

    Does anyone have any idea what the problem could be?

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  2. hbroomhall

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    Yes - the boot disk doesn't have a bootable sector on it.

    This could be because the disk hardware is ****ed, or it could just be that the boot sector is damaged.

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  3. Professor-Falken

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    What do you suggest?

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  4. hbroomhall

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    Does the drive appear in the BIOS boot screen? If so then the electrics may be OK.

    Boot with a floppy. Does the drive appear then?

    What OS is supposed to be on it? This will affect how you procede.

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  5. BosonMichael
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    I suggest you click this link. Lots of great info here!
     
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  6. hbroomhall

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    If I might say so, those links aren't really relevant. P-F hasn't helped by using that line as the topic subject, but in fact the real problem occurs after that line, if you read the original post! :biggrin

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  7. BosonMichael
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    But... I already provided him a link with the information related to that next line you speak of. So... he can choose to use it, or he can choose to ignore it.
     
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  8. Professor-Falken

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    What does ****ed. mean?
     
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  9. Professor-Falken

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    No the drive does not appear in the BIOS boot screen.

    Boot with a floppy. Does the drive appear then?

    As soon as I can get the disk out that is stuck!

    What OS is supposed to be on it? This will affect how you proceed.

    Windows XP
     
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  10. Tinus1959

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    It is a four letter word starting with f and it rymes with stuck. It means most of the time that it is ruined.
     
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  11. hbroomhall

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    Then, if the drive is correctly cabled and pinned and receiving power it is very likely dead.
    Just take the drive out of the case and take the cover off. You will soon see what is jamming it. In any case - you should have a spare floppy drive around for emergencies. They are very cheap.

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  12. Professor-Falken

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    Yesterday I learned the power of Google. It just took a while to get through my head. Thanks so much. Again.

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  13. BosonMichael
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    You're very welcome. When I post those Google links that link to actual searches, I'm absolutely not trying to be sarcastic or flippant... I'm giving what I believe to be helpful advice. In fact, being able to use Google to its fullest extent is one of the best skills for a tech to have.
     
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  14. Fluid

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    Just wandering what is "DMI pool data" ??
     
  15. hbroomhall

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    You *could* click on BM's links above and find out.... :biggrin

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    Man... I went to *all* that trouble... and some days, I can't even beg 'em to click it! :rolleyes:

    :biggrin heheheheh!
     
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