XP hangs after displaying Verifying DMI Pool Data...Update Success.
Posted on 2011-05-03
Hello, I have a built computer that has been working fine for about 3 years and just today I booted it up and during the boot process, the system hung immediately after displaying Verifying DMI Pool Data...Update Success. A flashing cursor is displayed at the bottom of the screen. System specs:
AMD Phenom Quad Core Processor
2 WD 150GB Raptor Hard drives set in Raid 0
PNY 8800GTS video card
2 DVD Drives
I have tried to fix the problem by resetting the bios, removing the battery and setting the clear cmos jumper, remove and reconnected all plug in cards, removed and reconnected hard drive and DVD drive cables and reseated the RAM. The raid array is displaying both drives properly and indicates the raid is functional. When the raid is enabled, I am unable to boot into a Windows CD and therefore cannot get into Safe mode or boot to a Windows disk. If I change the bios setting for onchip SATA type from Raid to native ide, I can see both hard drives and both DVD drives but I am unable to access Windows or my data.
So I am basically stuck at the moment and would like to recover some data from the raid if possible. Thanks