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How to go to the BIOD set up

When I boot the computer I get the message "DMI Event Log Space Full. press FI to proceed. From your web site, i came to know that I have to go to the BIOS set up to rectify the problem. I have tried hitting various keys while booting such as "Esc., F1, F8, F12, Delete" but it didn't help. Kinldy give me the solution.

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    Mandeep Singh May 11, 2010

    Hi,

    If you could give the manufacturer and model number for the computer it would be helpful. Secondly , if you tell if its a desktop or a laptop.



    You can try soft resetting the motherboard.

    1. Disconnect on cables from the back of the system tower (if its a desktop)

    or Disconnect Ac power adapter and remover battery(if its a laptop)

    2. Press and hold the power button for 10 seconds

    3. Reconnect the monitor cable, keyboard cable back to the tower(if its a desktop)

    reconnect only the ac adapter if its a portable

    4. Power on the system and check if you have the same error



    Thanks

    proton

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This is a feature of the BIOS.

You need to enter the BIOS setup screens to fix. When you boot the computer, watch for the message "Hit Delete to run setup" or something similar. When you are able to get into the BIOS screens look for and advanced tab, then look for the DMI feature. You should be able to delete the contents of the log from there.

Good luck

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1. Restart your computer and while its powering up , keep pressing DELETE Key on the keyboard, this will take you to the BIOS screen.
2. Go to Advanced Setup, find the DMI logs option. This option may be located under different menus under different types of BIOS interfaces.
3. Once you locate the option, Select the option to Clear the DMI logs and also disable DMI logging if you don’t need it.
4. Save changes and exit from BIOS. Restart you computer.

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This issue can be caused by any of the below reasons.

-Corrupt boot files on the computer.
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-Floppy diskette or CD in computer causing issue.
-Boot devices not set properly.
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Solution:


Corrupt boot files on the computer

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:

Boot from a bootable floppy diskette. Ensure that this diskette was made on the same Microsoft Windows operating system that is installed on your computer.

Once at the A:\> prompt type "sys c:" and press enter. This should report the message "File system transferred." Once transferred remove the diskette and reboot the computer.

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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.

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 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.

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If none of the above recommendations have resolved your issue attempt to reset the BIOS / CMOS settings to the factory or default settings.

Connections loose or disconnected

If the computer has been recently moved or new hardware has been installed in the computer it is possible that a connection may be loose or even disconnected. Verify that the hard disk drive, floppy and CD-ROM cables are properly connected.

Bad hard disk drive or other bad hardware

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Cause: This issue can be caused by any of the below reasons.
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