Acer desktop T180 is stuck on verifying DMI pool DATA..
Acer desktop t-180 stuck on verifying DMI pool DATA...I installed 2gb RAM and now getting this error msg. -tried disconnecting power and IDE cables to HDD, DVD-removed all header cables -clear CMOS battery and jumpers(several times)-switched back to old memory twice and tried the new memory again-reloaded System Default settings 3 times-checked all cables that they were reconnected correctly-I also changed PCI/PNI to force ESDC settings to enable from disabled-tried to ALT+F10 go to into recovery - failed-tried changing boot order -same problem:-rebooted pc again and same msg.-I've tried almost everything I knew, any one knows how to correct this.-tried to update BIOS and would not update getting that its write protected. Need help pLease
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There might be a Desktop Management Interface (DMI) compatibility problem with Windows 7 and the Acer T180 Vista Basic DMI. The Acer support Windows 7 eligible systems link shows all the Acer computers that are fully compatible with windows 7. (Acer T180 is NOT in this list !): http://www.acer.com/windows7upgrade/eligible.html
you may come across few terms like "bare drive", "OEM", then there are regular ones. "bare drive" doens't come with wires(sata data & power connector), same with OEM- no wires, keep in mind OEM is genrally for resellers but i don't think anyone cares (:-) ).. since you are replacing the drive you have you can get by with any or these types. bare drive & OEM tend to be bit cheaper in price.
If it says something along the lines of verifying dmi pool data then you might have a problem with your BIOS ( the setup utility you refer to ). Here is a URL that describes a solution to this problem, it is pretty intense if you don't have at least above average computer skills - http://www.duxcw.com/faq/computer/dmi.html. Let me know if you need any further assistance with this.
check your removable media disk drives and make sure that you don't have like a jump drive or CD-Rom that the computer doesn't like. If that doesn't work, enter the BIOS setup (usually F2, F12, ESC or something like that....check the bottom of the screen.) and find the Boot Order settings & move hard drive to #1
It's possible you have a weak power supply not allowing it to boot. You would need a power supply tester to test this or try a known good power supply.
You could also try disconnecting all devices that consume power. I had a system where I new all the devices were fine but it would not boot until I disconnected a drive or two.
Since you reset the Bios I had one time where a system would not boot because the hard drive sata position was disabled in the bios. Hope this helps.