Question about Acer Aspire M1100-U1402A Refurbished AMD Desktop PC - AMD Athlon X2 4400+ 2.30GHz, 2GB DDR2, 320 SAT
I need to change hard drive in my Acer Aspire M1100. So I created the recovery disk with the Acer program. I place the disk in the machine at start up it goes through the copying process and says restart your computer. Well it restarts the computer but hang on the "Verifying DMI Pool Data...Success" Just a black screen with a flashing cursor. I have checked the Bios and it is set for the correct hard drive. I have attempted using the Boot menu and have selected the new drive but again the same results. I then attempted using the Boot Menu for the old drive and it worked and booted into Vista. Any ideas as to what needs doing.
Turn off the computer Henry then turn it back on and hold down the alt key and tap F10 and make sure you remove any disks from the CD drive.
It would appear that the hard drive is having boot sector issues.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: acer aspire m1610 (vista)
Looks like the bios settings are not connect. Choose your First boot device as HDD, Save changes and restart. Let me know if it worked so that we can get this resolved..
Posted on Jun 11, 2008
That could be a hardware failure of some sort, or because you added a new hardware device. The "DMI pool" code has nothing to do with Windows, but is part of Plug and Play. Windows has not even loaded yet. It is the System Board BIOS startup code checking the hardware configuration, and setting system board resources for Plug and Play to use.
Go in to the system board BIOS (normally DEL key when first powering on) Look in the PnP or PCI Configuration section, for an entry "Reset Configuration Data. It will show Disabled. Change it to Enabled, and save the new configuration and reboot. BIOS will set it back to Disable after it clears the DMI data and rebuilds it. The first time through, it will take a long time, but after that it should not hang. Unless there is a hardware problem with one of the adapters on the system board or PCI bus.
I have seen CD-Rom drives cause this hang, if there is a CD in the drive. So make sure there are no CD's in the drives when you start up.
Posted on Apr 01, 2009
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Posted on May 15, 2009
SOURCE: Bios update failed *flash*
You are in deep trouble
A problem with refreshing the Bios is that you can corrupt the old one and then the new one does not load leaving you stuck in limbo land
I would contact Acer support and hope that they offer a pre-programmed Bios chip to replace your corrupt one.
Posted on Jul 04, 2009
Computer stops at verifying dmi pool data.
Computer stops at verifying dmi pool data.
Cause: This issue can be caused by any of the below reasons.
If the computer has no bootable files on the drive it is attempting to boot from it is possible that the computer may halt at " verifying dmi pool data..."
To resolve this issue:
Additional information about the "fdisk /mbr" command can be found on document CH000175.
Note: The above information only applies to Microsoft Windows users. If you are running a Linux / Unix variant or other operating system such as OS/2 and the computer is freezing at this DMI message ensure that Linux / Unix has been properly installed first and/or your boot manger is not corrupt.
Settings for hard disk drive are not correct
The computer freezing at "Verifying dmi pool data..." may be caused when the hard disk drive settings within CMOS are not set properly. Enter CMOS and verify that the hard disk drive settings are set properly and/or that it is set to Auto Detect. Additional information about entering CMOS setup is found on document CH000192.
Floppy diskette or CD in computer causing issue
Verify no floppy diskette or CD is in the computer. In some cases the computer may be trying to boot from either of these drives causing issues with the boot sequence.
Boot devices not set properly
The computer stopping at " verifying dmi pool data..." can be caused when the boot devices on your computer are not set properly in CMOS. First, verify that no CD or diskette is in your computer. If a CD or diskette is in the computer attempt to remove this first to determine if it was attempting to boot from it.
If No CD or diskette is in the computer and your computer still halts at the DMI message enter CMOS setup (steps found on document CH000192) and verify that the boot options are set properly. We commonly recommend that the floppy be set the first boot device, hard drive as the second boot device and the CD-ROM as the third boot device.
BIOS corrupt or misc. setting not set properly
If none of the above recommendations have resolved your issue
Posted on Sep 10, 2009
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