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Old 01-24-2008, 05:30 AM   #1
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Hi,

I have searched everywhere for a solution to this annoying error but keep finding obscure answers that don't quite match the problem I have.

The Verifying DMI Pool Data error comes up and then the computer hangs..

I have a Vista Installation on a partition of one hard drive, and have tried using the recovery tools on the disc to fix the boot. I have also managed to view the data on the hard drives (using the file browser to find a driver on the recovery tools), and it appears that the problem has occured when the hard drives have somehow now got different drive letters to what is in the boot file, i.e. it is looking for vista in C: but that has now changed to some other letter... My question is, is there any way to alter the drive letters without booting into windows, because obviously I cannot do that. I tried using an Ubuntu Live CD and had a look with the partition manager but that has no drive letters, also the file browser cannot access the hard drives as it says they cannot be accessed because windows is using them, or something similar to that.

OS: Vista Business
HDD1: 200Gb WD
HDD2: 500Gb WD

Thankyou for any help you may have!!
Tom.
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Old 01-24-2008, 08:15 AM   #2
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with vista if you have different operating systems on different drives,the one you log onto auto becomes the c drive

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DMI Pool Data
was just looking around for some info on DMI Pool Data and found this so thought I might as well put a copy in here for future reference

DMI or DesktopManagement Interface is a layer of abstraction between system
components and the software that manages them. The System Management BIOS (SMBIOS) is an
extension of the Basic Input Output System (BIOS) that formulates and delivers this
information to the operating system. The pool data is the information. In short, when the
BIOS is "Verifying DMI pool data" it is verifying the table of data it sends to the
operating system (Windows, etc.). If it isn't sucessful, it should return an error.
Wait a reasonable period of time for it to finish. It may make take some time or it may be
stuck. Possible fixes:

1. If you changed the hardware just before this problem occurred
(e.g., installed a new hard disk drive), unchange it.

2. If you installed a new hard disk drive, set the motherboard CMOS Setup to Auto for the
drive type. You may have to disconnect the drive first.

3. Enable "Reset Configuration Data" (may be "Force Update ESCD" in some CMOS Setuups) in
the motherboard CMOS Setup PNP/PCI configuration. (Rebooting will automatically disabled
it after it has done its thing.)

4. The CMOS may be corrupted. Clear it.



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hey,

thanks for the help, but unfortunately I cannot even get onto any OS, so Vista cannot default to C. Is there any way to change the drive letters of the hard drive partitions outside of windows, I think this is the problem as the "Windows Boot Manager" entry is pointing to the C drive, and the Windows Boot Loader is pointing to the E partition, which is where the Vista installation currently is...
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Old 01-24-2008, 03:11 PM   #4
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disconnect the drive without vista on it,when you boot up the computer it should become C
boot from your dvd and see if it now finds it



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