Can't boot my pc

Question

It doesn't matter how I set the bios my computer boots up through the dmi pool and stops, error message reads invalid system disk. I have tried norton utilities, will read an emergency boot disk on drive A and will diagnose hard drive. but wont boot past DMI pool data. Any answers? Thanks, Lee

Answer

This question was answered on February 20, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Computer stops at verifying dmi pool data...

Cause:

This issue can be caused by any of the following:

Corrupt boot files on the computer

Settings for hard disk drive are not correct

Boot devices not set properly

BIOS corrupt or misc setting not set properly

Connections loose or disconnected

Bad Hard disk drive or other bad hardware

Additional information about DMI can be found on our DMI definition page.

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

If the computer continues to not boot attempt to re-create the master boot record by booting from the bootable floppy diskette again Once at the A:\> prompt type "fdisk /mbr" and press enter This should return you to the prompt without giving you any message Once at the prompt remove the diskette and reboot the computer.

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Posted by Eugene of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 20, 2003