Solved

DMI halting problems

Posted on 2003-11-21
3
312 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-26
Firstly, this isn't my computer, but a long range fix (I hope) for a friend's pc. Unfortunately I can't go and see it (too far away) so I can't experiment with it or confirm any of the faults...

OK when switched on the system halts on "DMI something or other" (I'm guessing the verifying dmi pool data or something akin to it)

When reset, it goes to the boot menu,
    -  If normal is selected it goes to a black screen with a pointer
    -  If safe mode is selected it boots fine, after which it can be restarted to boot normally.
This applies with all unnecessary peripherals unplugged.

Naturally this is somewhat inconvenient...

Another 'IT person' looked at it and said it worked fine at his house.
But it still messes up. WHY?
0
Comment
Question by:DaveSW
3 Comments
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
Mr_Skinny earned 250 total points
ID: 9798087
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:AlbertaBeef
ID: 9800428
I've also found that clearing the CMOS memory (removing the battery or shorting the jumper, whatever your motherboard requires) and reconfiguring the system setup often works.

Other times I've had success with turning on the option to 'reset configuration data' as well in the bios.

Ab.
0
 

Author Comment

by:DaveSW
ID: 9802965
Thanks guys, I'll see how it goes...
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Article by: SHIELD1
The 5 R's 1. Repair 2. Restore 3. Reinstall 4. Remote admin 5. Run away OK so I'm not the most skilled engineer around but I definitely have an abundance of experience: electronic repairs since I was 13 and PC and computer hardware repair…
How can this article save you time AND money?  In just a few minutes you may discover something you didn't know existed that is easy enough for you to fix yourself!
Migrating to Microsoft Office 365 is becoming increasingly popular for organizations both large and small. If you have made the leap to Microsoft’s cloud platform, you know that you will need to create a corporate email signature for your Office 365…
Sending a Secure fax is easy with eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com). First, just open a new email message. In the To field, type your recipient's fax number @efaxsend.com. You can even send a secure international fax — just include t…

920 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

16 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now