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Computer boots to BIOS screen

Recently my wife's computer started booting up to the BIOS screen with a message that the CPU speed was wrong (it wasn't) or the memory speed was wrong (it wasn't). The time was not being maintained. I replaced the motherboard battery but that didn't help. It seems unlikely that the recently purchased battery is bad or that it is improperly seated (it is held in place with a clip). Any other suggestions.

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  • apteryx Dec 21, 2007

    The settings are saved automatically when I exit the BIOS screens. Upgrading the BIOS is more complicated by the instructions. The easy way, ALT-F2 during POST doesn't work. Using the Aflash utility and the file that ASUS says is the current revision (in the process I found out that the motherboard is not an A7V8X but an A7V8X-X and some update files are different) the process rejects the new BIOS as being the wrong file size. The update option is to update BIOS without Boot Block and ESCD. I figured that with those options, it might accept a larger file. However, the instructions to include those options say to "hold down the [2] in the main menu and also key". Since the absence of the "key" to hold down is critical (I don't thing there is an "also" key), I was not able to access the option.

    Thanks for trying though.

  • apteryx Dec 31, 2007

    Sorry, I have been away for a week. ASUS finally responded to the typo in its instructions. However, your last suggestion seemed to fix the problem (or it went away for some unknown reason). I could not find any difference in the BIOS after loading the defaults except for the splash screen being turned on. There were no adverse effects when I turned it off. Take credit for this one anyway. My wife is satisfied that her computer boots up normally and I am not going to worry about upgrading the BIOS.

    Thanks for your help.

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Apteryx:
Did you try loading the defaults in the BIOS? make sure that you save the changes while exiting BIOS.

-You might also need to install any updates of BIOS on this particular motherboard (going to the manufacturer website of the motherboard will be helpful).
Let me know please.
Hope that helped!

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what are your pc specs , like ram ect. So we can find out what is wrong. please check your cpu settings and reset the pc bios to see if that hasnt solved the problem

thanks

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Frezes at verifying DMI settings. Already changed MB and Power supply. Lan connection only flashes green once in a while should be constant. Tried on a working terminal and does the same.


The Desktop Management Interface (DMI) is a new
method of managing computers in an enterprise. The
main component of DMI is the Management Information
Format Database, or MIFD (the DMI Pool Data). This
database contains all the information about the
computing system and its components.
At times, some systems may experience hang
conditions after partitioning, formatting and initial
bootup of a hard drive. The message, "Verifying DMI
Pool Data" appears and the system hangs. This
condition may continue after the drive has been
removed.
! WARNING ! ALL SUGGESTIONS LISTED IN THIS
INFORMATION BULLETIN ARE BIOS RELATED. FOR
A PERMANENT SOLUTION, MAXTOR RECOMMENDS
THAT USERS CONSULT THEIR SYSTEM OR
MOTHERBOARD MANUFACTURER FOR BIOS
UPGRADES.
Suggestions to Resolve the Condition:
1.Apply power to the computer. 
2.Access the system BIOS. 
Set the drive type as None or Not Installed. 
Load BIOS Defaults 
Load SETUP Defaults 
3.Save the BIOS changes and reboot the PC to a
System Boot Diskette. 
4.Shut down the PC after the memory count is
displayed. 
5.Reconnect the power and interface cables to the
hard drive. 
6.Access the System BIOS. 
7.Auto-Detect the hard drive. Ensure that the LBA
Mode option is enabled. 
8.Save the BIOS changes and boot the PC with a
System Diskette. 
9.Partition and format the hard drive via the
operating system. 
10.Reboot the system. On bootup, the screen should
read: 
Verifying DMI Pool Data
Update Successful
The system should continue booting normally.
Other Possible Solutions:
1.Apply power to the computer. 
2.Access the System BIOS. 
3.Disable both the Internal and External CPU Cache.
These features are located in either the "BIOS
Features" or "Advanced Settings" options of the
BIOS Setup.
NOTE: Consult the System or Motherboard User's
Manual for exact location of the Internal and
External CPU Cache settings. 
4.Save the BIOS changes and reboot the PC to a
System Boot Diskette. On bootup, the screen
should read: 
Verifying DMI Pool Data
Update Successful
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6.Enable the External CPU Cache. This feature is
located in the "BIOS Features" or "Advanced
Settings".
NOTE: Consult the System or Motherboard User's
Manual for exact location of the External CPU
Cache setting.
! WARNING ! User's MUST re-enable this feature
for optimal system performance. 
7.Save the BIOS changes and reboot the PC to a
System Boot Diskette. On bootup, the screen
should read: 
Verifying DMI Pool Data
Update Successful
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manufacturer to:
Remove the "Clear CMOS" Jumper and reset the
system BIOS 
Obtain a Flash BIOS Upgrade

from pc help;
SYSTEM HANGS AT MESSAGE: "VERIFYING DMA POOL DATA":
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A quick fix - if the problem is software related - is to:
1. boot to a Windows startup disk (one that matches your operating system). this step assumes that your PC is setup
to boot to the A: drive before the C: drive (via the BIOS SETUP program). If you don't have a Windows startup disk,
you will have to make one on another person's computer that has the same version of Windows. You make one via:
my_computer/control_panel/add_remove_programs/startup_disk
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3. do a "sys c:" from the "a:" prompt to transfer a good copy of Windows system files to c: drive
4. remove the boot floppy, reboot the system and see if all is well.
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(with the startup disk) without success and had to entirely reinstall windows 95 (and almost all applications except for
some programs that did not need to be placed in any Program Files directory or other special location) to cure the
problem. However nasty a job that is, it did cure the problem.


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