Question about Acer Aspire™ T180 PC Desktop
Hello, Thanks for having me.My sister brought her computer to me saying "it ran slow for awhile and now it won't start".......
Acer T-180 desktop hangs on boot with error "Verifying DMI Data".
My main question is, if the HDD is disconnected and I still get the DMI error, doesn't that eliminate the HDD as a cause of the problem?
I have cleared the CMOS, reset the BIOS, flashed the BIOS (using the same version that was already on it), removed all unrequired cables and peripherals, tried one RAM stick at a time, checked boot order, checked all BIOS settings, tried many different BIOS settings, loaded default BIOS settings.
I have tried all suggestions after reading numerous threads on here and elsewhere.
That seems to narrow it down to a bad motherboard. Wouldn't you agree?
Perhaps I should mention that I can hit ALT-F10 and get to the Acer E-Recovery Application, but have stopped short of doing a factory default restore in an attempt to save data. She has no backup.
Thanks greatly in advance for any suggestions or assistance in this matter!
System specifics: Acer AST180 UD440-A, AMD Athlon x2 4400+, 1 GB Ram, 320 GB Sata, Windows Vista Home Premium, probably no SP1 on it yet.
The cause of this problems is a corrupt boot files, Settings for hard disk drive are not correct,Floppy diskette or CD in computer causing issue, Boot devices not set properly, BIOS corrupt or misc. hard disk jumper setting not set properly, Connections loose or disconnected, Bad Hard disk drive or other bad hardware.
Note: Try this first. Check the cable setting of your hard disk in the BIOS. try swithching it to IDE, SATA, RAID. save your seetings and restart your computer.
if problem still exist... Follow this steps..
Step 1: If you have a USB stick with capacity of 4Gb and up or another hard disk... try installing a fresh Operating System in the USB stick or in the extra hard disk that you have.. after you install.. boot to bios and set the Primary boot in the extra hard disk or Removable Device (USB) save your settings and restart.. your computer will start normally booting the windows in your newly installed extra hard disk or USB stick. when you are in the Desktop, now try accessing your old hard disk and copy your files.. after you backup your files to the new installed hard disk. go to step 2.
Step 2: Turn off your computer... uninstalled the newly installed hard disk or USB.. after you uninstalled the hardware.. turn on your computer and reinstall your Operating System again. if the problem still exist go to step 3.
Step 3: if the problem stil exist. i think ther is something wrong with your hard disk.. try installing the OS again in second partitioned of your hard disk.. create first partition, then second partition. then installed your OS in second partition... if the problem still exist and you cannot go to windows desktop.. maybe your hard disk drive is damaged...
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