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Boot problem - Win98SE

Computer will not boot past Verify DMI pool. Win98SE. Downloaded a Windows 98SE boot disk from net on another computer but though light flashes once on Floppy drive at start up it does not attempt to access floppy it to boot. Sequence in BIOS is A/CDRom/C. Any help greatfully received.

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  • docker534 Feb 23, 2008

    Hi dileep,

    Thanks for trying but no joy. I have double checked the connections and they are fine (unplugged and reconected) - it was working okay until I had a memory shortage earlier, so rebooted - then it died.



    My BIOS won't allow me A C CDRom - tried all the options - it had a SCSI drive years ago so the best I can do is A C SCSI (=dead) or A CDrom C etc.. It doesn't want to boot from the diskette (have tried two) when that's first in the sequence. Any other ideas? Thanks

  • lnor8530 Aug 21, 2008

    NFTS installed on computer and 98SE will not install because it want's me to createan MS-DOS boot partion to setup windows

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Change the boot sequence in bios set up ...
keep in this order
first boot device as floppy
2.hard disk
3.cdrom

then save it and then have a check it should work ..
you have not mention hard disk here so i think the hard disk is not detected there may be some loose contact inside and it is not connected properly so it is not able to verify DMI pool ...
if so connect the hard disk properly then then have a check it will surely work..........

Posted on Feb 23, 2008

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Every time i boot my computer it freezes and below the screen there is this " verifying DMI pool data, Update success, Boot from CD" what should i do with this problem?


Hi. You need to reinstall again your operating system windows xp.
power on your PC then press F2 or DEL to see BIOS SETTING need your first boot is CD or DVD-ROM press F10 to save and exit. insert your windows xp installer CD.if you see "BOOT FROM CD" press enter. windows xp begin installation please read instruction carefully.very easy understand
to restore your recent desktop.press R.

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Ntldr is mising


Related errors

Below are the full error messages that may be seen when the computer is booting.

NTLDR is Missing
Press any key to restart

Boot: Couldn't find NTLDR
Please insert another disk

NTLDR is missing
Press Ctrl Alt Del to Restart
Causes

  1. Computer is booting from a non-bootable source.
  2. Computer hard disk drive is not properly setup in BIOS.
  3. Corrupt NTLDR and NTDETECT.COM file.
  4. Misconfiguration with the boot.ini file.
  5. Attempting to upgrade from a Windows 95, 98, or ME computer that is usingFAT32.
  6. New hard disk drive being added.
  7. Corrupt boot sector / master boot record.
  8. Seriously corrupted version of Windows 2000 or Windows XP.
  9. Loose or Faulty IDE/EIDE hard disk drive cable.
  10. Failing to enable USB keyboard support in the BIOS.
Solutions

Computer is booting from a non-bootable source

Many times this error is caused when the computer is attempting to boot from a non-bootable floppy disk or CD-ROM. First verify that no floppy diskette or CD is in the computer, unless you are attempting to boot from a diskette.

Note: This error has also been known to occur when a memory stick is in a card reader and the computer is attempting to boot from it. If you have any card reader or flash reader make sure that no memory stick is inside the computer. Additionally disconnect all USB drives, cameras, ipods, iphones, etc. from the computer.

If you are attempting to boot from a floppy diskette and are receiving this error message it is likely that the diskette does not have all the necessary files or is corrupt.

If you are attempting to install Windows XP or Windows 2000 and are receiving this error message as the computer is booting verify that your computer BIOS has the proper boot settings. For example, if you are attempting to run the install from the CD-ROM make sure the CD-ROM is the first boot device, and not the hard disk drive.

Second, when the computer is booting you should receive the below prompt.

Press any key to boot from the CD

Important: When you see this message press any key such as the Enter key immediately, otherwise it will try booting from the hard drive and likely get the NTLDR error again.

Note: If you are not receiving the above message and your BIOS boot options are set properly it's also possible that your CD-ROM drive may not be booting from the CD-ROM properly. Verify the jumpers are set properly on the CD-ROM drive.

Feb 19, 2011 | Microsoft Operating Systems

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My computer displays error messages such as " Verifying DMI pool data, Boot from CD" upon startup


It's not necassarily an error when that pops up. It usually depends on the Motherboard. I know that Biostar P4M80-M7A / P4M800-M7A all do that on their own but will boot just fine after that message goes away. It's offering you an option to boot from a cd. You can change it to silent boot in BIOS if you don't want that message to appear.

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I have lost the networking functionality of my Windows 98SE PC. Is it the NIC? I have recently attempted to network my Vista laptop to my Win98SE desktop but without success. Please see my original post to...


Hello there, it seems you broke the TCP/IP stack, i recommend, remove all networking components in Control Panel -> network and reinstall all of them, second i strong recommend upgrade to a new S.O. Win9x have several security flaws easy exploited by bad guys what can not be fixed.

Apr 11, 2010 | Microsoft Windows 98 for PC

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My first build,when I boot up the screen hangs up at verifying dmi pool data??This has been going on for 2 days.I have reset my bios,changed dvd drives and made some changes in the bios.Still hangs up at...


Is the error from the board boot up before windows engages? If so, perhaps a faulty program in the BIOS PROM/EPROM. Just to let ya know, Windows is very picky about just taking a drive and using it in another computer. They like you to RE-Register usually by buying the Op-System. They only way around this is to boot up the HD in the original system and do the "Transfer to Other Computer Procedure" before you swap the hard drive to it.

Else, you'll need to buy Windows for the new unit. Sory, but that's Microsoft's way of protecting their software.

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I need windows 98 instalation dump or vedio


Ha! That's the first OS I ever reloaded.....ah, memories.


I most certainly can help you with this.

Here's what you need to get:

Windows 98 boot floppy from here - http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm
(you need to know which version you are installing, Windows 98 or Windows 98SE)

Windows 98 or 98SE OEM CD


You will need to boot from your floppy disk first and format the hard drive which will prepare it for windows, then use it to boot your computer to the cd and the process will begin.

Here are some more detailed steps, the above is only in a nutshell:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/221829

That comes straight from Microsoft. Let me know if that helps you!

Mar 14, 2009 | Microsoft Windows 98 for PC

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How to go to the BIOD set up


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.

Mar 12, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Xp pro set up


copy ntldr file from i386 folder and paste in C:\

steps
  1. Use the Windows Setup disks to restart the computer, or use the Windows 2000 CD-ROM to restart the computer.
  2. At the Welcome to Setup screen, press R to repair the Windows 2000 installation.
  3. Press C to repair the Windows 2000 installation by using the Recovery Console.
  4. Type the number that corresponds to the Windows installation that you want to repair, and then press ENTER. For example, type 1, and then press ENTER. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 229716 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/229716/ ) Description of the Windows Recovery Console
  5. Type the Administrator password, and then press ENTER.
  6. Type map, and then press ENTER. Note the drive letter that is assigned to the CD-ROM drive that contains the Windows 2000 CD-ROM.
  7. Type the following commands, pressing ENTER after you type each one, where drive is the drive letter that you typed in step 4 of "Method 2: Use the Recovery Console," of this article: copy drive:\i386\ntldr c:\

    copy drive:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\ If you are prompted to overwrite the file, type y, and then press ENTER.

    NOTE: In these commands, there is a space between the ntldr and c:\, and between ntdetect.com and c:\.
  8. Type the following command, and then press ENTER: type c:\Boot.ini A list similar to the following list appears:


Feb 22, 2009 | Microsoft Windows 98 for PC

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Computer boot up


just worth a try if your using XP. :) using XP recovery console:

To run the Recovery Console from the Windows XP startup disks or the Windows XP CD-ROM, follow these steps:
1.    Insert the Windows XP startup disk into the floppy disk drive, or insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.

Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted.
2.    When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
3.    If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console.
4.    When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
5.    At the command prompt, type the command:

chkdsk  /r

6.    When finished checking, exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.

Also verify that your HD has been set to master in Primary IDE and the others (if you have like CDROMS) in as slave.

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