03-14-2007, 04:15 AM
TSF Team, Emeritus
Join Date: May 2005
OS: XP Professional
That is kind of a different problem than I thought you were describing earlier. First of all, be sure you format it NTFS and not Fat32. Be sure you have SP2 with your OS. Then, I suggust that you remove/unplug the IDE hard drives before you start. Then, be sure you have Sata drivers to load at the F6 prompt when it asks if yoiu have any drivers as it starts to load.
Then, load the OS, then the chipset drivers, then other motherboard disk drivers/programs, and away you should go.
If you still get the DMI error, here is some info:
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.
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.