Solved

Getting a 'DMI decode' error at reboot on my HP Tablet PC

Posted on 2004-10-12
2
165 Views
Last Modified: 2016-02-10
I have researched this error for 5 days now, cant seem to get it resovled.  Does anyone have an idea what the Tablet is doing at this point and how to resolve the issue?  The Tablet is running XP SP2.
0
Comment
Question by:rmuse
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
2 Comments
 
LVL 8

Accepted Solution

by:
bobo_tech earned 125 total points
ID: 12293003
It is an issue with the bios.

First thing I would do would be to reset the bios to default settings (try getting the killcmos program from here:  http://www.utilitygeek.com/details.php?fileid=82  and downloading and running it.  It will reset the cmos back to defaults).  If that doesn't work, I would then consider updating my bios to a newer bios.  

Also do you have any extenral hardware hooked up to the comptuer?  If you do, remove all of it including removing the laptop from a docking station/port replicator.

Then test again.

More info is available here:

http://www.qdi.nl/support/dmipool.htm
0
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:bobo_tech
ID: 12293008
Also try doing the "reset configuration data" step mentioned in the above posting before doing the bios update.

Remember, a bios update can destroy a mothernboard completely if you don't pay close attention when updating it.

0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

I recently purchased an HP EliteBook 2540p notebook/laptop. It has two video ports on it – VGA and DisplayPort. HP offers an optional docking station for the 2540p that also has both a VGA port and a DisplayPort. There are numerous online reports do…
In this article you will get to know about pros and cons of storage drives HDD, SSD and SSHD.
Finding and deleting duplicate (picture) files can be a time consuming task. My wife and I, our three kids and their families all share one dilemma: Managing our pictures. Between desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and cameras; over the last decade…

726 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