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Bootup Prob

by rocks3906 / April 1, 2004 6:09 AM PST

I am working on a pc runnin winxp home. i am getting an error message when i turn on the pc that says.
Verifying DMI Pool Data
Boot from CD
Disk Boot Failure
Insert system disk
so i have to insert winxp startup disc to get to windows. this doesnt happen if i restart the pc or if i turn it off and leave it off for a few minutes. the pc has to be powered down for a good couple of hours before i ever get this message again which is weird.
I checked the boot.ini file, its normal. i ran all products in the anti parasite suite and cleaned up a bunch of spyware off of the machine. and still the problem is there. anybody have any ideas of what to check next? i ran sfc/scannow and still the problem is there. also i checked in event viewer and i am not getting any error messages or any messages at all around the startup time.

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Re:Bootup Prob
by glb613 / April 1, 2004 6:14 AM PST
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Re:Re:Bootup Prob
by rocks3906 / April 1, 2004 6:54 AM PST
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I also found that message on microsofts webiste glb613
but i am running windows xp not the versions that the link you gave me pertain to. thanks anyways.

Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
Microsoft Windows 98
Microsoft Windows 95

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Re:Re:Re:Bootup Prob
by glb613 / April 1, 2004 8:44 AM PST
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Try doing a search either at or for the information pertaining to XP.

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Re:Re:Re:Re:Bootup Prob
by rocks3906 / April 1, 2004 9:30 AM PST
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Checked those places and im not finding anything helpful.

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Re:Bootup Prob
by Rollo / April 1, 2004 5:26 PM PST
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Sounds to me like the motherboard BIOS is autodetecting your drives each time you start the computer. With no CD's in the drives, try this; go into the BIOS, use the hard drive autodetect function, which hopefully will properly detect all your IDE drives. Then on the advanced settings page, set the boot order to hard disk (IDE0) first, cd-rom drive second, floppy disk third. Another thing, don't leave CD's in the drives when you boot, in case they are detected and the computer attempts to boot off them. Trying to boot of a Van Halen audio CD, well, loud yes, but effective, no. Happy

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Re: Bootup Prob - More Thoughts
by Rollo / April 1, 2004 6:50 PM PST
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It could be the coin cell battery on the motherboard is failing, or making a bad contact, so replace it. It appears the settings in BIOS are perhaps being lost. Hence, the verifying DMI pool data message, because BIOS has to detect the drives when the settings aren't being held.

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Re:Bootup Prob
by Cursorcowboy / April 1, 2004 9:52 PM PST
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