Boot disk failure, blue screen of death, Verifying DMI Data pool freezing on home built system
Posted on 2005-04-14
I hav just built my first computer form scratch. Everything installed fine. Powered up and I received a message saying "Boot disk failure. Insert system disk and press enter." I figured this is because it is a fresh system and does not have a OS to boot up. Inserted my XP Pro cd in it did not boot from it like I thought it would. Still gave me the same error. I thought this might be due to the SATA Seagate 80GB Harddrive that I had in the system. I read for SATA you might have to install seperate drivers so i swapped this out for a new Western Digital IDE 120GB drive. Went to microsoft and downloaded an app that makes the 6 boot floppies. After finally making a set that did not have any corrupted and/or missing files, my system starts to boot. I get through all 5 disks okay. When i insert the 6th disk after a couple of seconds or minutes, I get a blue screen of death. At the bottom it says something about the PCI.SYS file. I forgot to write it all down.
I figured I would start all over again. I reset the system and now it goes through all the checks like memory etc. and it hangs at the message "Verifying DMI Data Pool..."
I am at a total lost as to what to do next.. I was thinking of taking the Western digital drive and installing XP on it from a seperate machine and then putting it back into my built system. But I am not sure that will correct the problem.
I would really appreciate your help guys
ECS Extreme PF4 v1.0 Intel 915P chipset motherboard
P4 520 2.8 GHz
WD 120GB IDE or 80GB Seagate SATA
2 x 512MB Corsair DDR2 PC2 4200
Chaintech GeForce 6600 256 MB PCI Express
LiteOn DVD+-RW Dual Layer
460W Enermax PSU
Proview 17 inch Monitor