I have a brand new FIC VA-503+ motherboard with latest edition number 1.2a E-O037 and an AMD K6II 500 Mghz processor. The system has an Award BIOS. After several different attempts and adjustments the system continues to hang upon startup. Memory check is ok with 4 simms (32 meg each), the system recognizes floppy disk, hard drives, and DVDrom/CD, but then proceeds to "verifying dmi pool data" and freezes so that keyboard and alt/control/delete reboot is inactive.
I see many posts on the internet telling of similar problems with Award BIOS. The most troubling implies that the BIOS chip needs to be replaced. If that is the case I will go back to Directron.com where this was purchased and get a refund.
I am interested in any workable solutions presented with the exception of replacing the chip.