December 31st, 2004, 09:36 AM
xp installation error
well i am trying toinstal win xp at my friends pzce,every thing goes well but after xp asks for the restart ,the computer just freezes
"verifying dmi data"
and thats it
i nver used xp so is it kinda of normal or is there an hardware issue.
plz replly soon
December 31st, 2004, 10:07 AM
Well the Microsoft knowledge Base very Bluntly Says it's the Hardware and Contact you hardware Vendor and Refuses to help Further
Error Message "Verifying DMI Pool Data" Occurs and the Computer Is Unavailable
My Guess is there is Something hardware that XP is not Likeing ..................So was XP ever Intalled o this System ...................If yes then have you added ne hardwere after that.
But it can Also Occur if the Boot File is Currupt So try Intalling Again .
Try Resetting you BIOS setting to Default.
Try Reoving the Extra PCI devices and then Starting the PC
Are some of my Gusses............I am literally Gussing here
Keep us informed about the developments ......
December 31st, 2004, 10:14 AM
only win 98 installs on this even tried installing win 2k ,but even it shows the same problem
hard ware conflict
i don think
xp was installed on it,my friend tried to instal to linux (redhat) he din like it and he formated the drive where linux was installed and he tried to install XP back
he instaled 98 and then tried xp
98 with win 2k
he has some importan data in other ntfs drives which refuse to get detected by 98
for that i ve installed NTFSDOS ,but this is not a permanant solution .
more help plz
December 31st, 2004, 10:24 AM
If all the OS are Reporting the Same Error then i would Say definately Some hardware has started to Malfunction...............That message hang is generally associated with a bad mobo bios or harddrive.
First back Up everythign you need
Here is what I would Try clear the CMOS on the board ( by removing the CMOS batteries or whatever meathod that Suits you ) and set the BIOS to basic configuration.
I would double-check drive cables and jumper settings and see if something is loose in there
next Fdisk and format the drive and then Install again .
See if it helps
December 31st, 2004, 10:38 AM
Found a Very Good Article regarding Your Problem
Try tthe Soluthin to the Above 7 Problems that can Cause the Issue you are facing and which helps you .
Computer stops at verifying dmi pool data...
This issue can be caused by any of the following:
1. Corrupt boot files on the computer.
2. Settings for hard disk drive are not correct.
3. Floppy diskette or CD in computer causing issue.
4. Boot devices not set properly.
5. BIOS corrupt or misc. setting not set properly.
6. Connections loose or disconnected.
7. Bad Hard disk drive or other bad hardware.
For More Click Here
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December 31st, 2004, 01:51 PM
What is the hardware?...........ALL of it
Sounds like a conflict to me
January 4th, 2005, 04:43 AM
hmm now that i got it right, lemme xplain how
my friend had a ntfs 40gb hard dirve which had 3 partions, he din wanna format the hard disk ,it all went wrong when he was installing linux, now the trouble was in the installation ,
he had one of his hard disk partion formatted and converted to FAT .on this he installed win 98 and tried to install win xp on it ( he din have a bootable xp )
after that the error of "verifying dmi data"
this surprised me a bit as he had a working XP and all of a sudden an error.
even i tried all my will and might before posting it here.i tried to install win 2000 ( all of his data was in NTFS and win 98 does not suppot NTFS,but that too did not work
so now a miracle ( it xmas man )
f you rememberi had a hard disk which had a bad sector in track 0,0. i took it out and tried to install xp there and you know what it worked!!!! win XP got installed in that HDD
i was jumping with joy
after that i again installed win xp in that original NTFS partion and whola i tok out my HDD and kissed it ,it got me out of trouble
thanx nihil and sword fish
it was indeed a Hard ware conflict and most probably was a Hard disk conflict
the config of the box was
256 mb ram