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« on: March 20, 2003, 12:41:31 PM »

just wondering if anyone can help with a bit of an odd problem.

when i turn my pc on it hangs at 'verifying dmi pool...' for 13 minutes (i timed it) and then proceeds to boot up normally.
all of the i can access the internet, use word, excel etc and the tv card on the pc works. however, when i try to play mp3's, or play a cd i get no sound. i know the audio cable is connected properly because i can hear sound when watching the tv.
do you think the two things are related?

im running windows m.e. if that helps.

any help appreciated.

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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2003, 02:42:34 PM »

Hi,

See if there is an option in your BIOS to "Reset Configuration Data", set to "Yes", save and reboot.
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2003, 04:12:16 PM »

Verifying DMI Pool Data......


This could be due to the following;
1. memory may not stable. - try use one stick of ram at a time.
2. Hardware conflicts - try remove all the unrelated add-on card.
3. Cmos data get corrupted. - Try clear Cmos.
4. Floppy drive is bad or not connected right. - make sure the cable is not loose and the red-stripe of the cable is line up with pin 1 of the Fdd drive.
5. Try unplug all the IDE devices and the floppy drive for now, and turn the system back on see if it advance further. -It should say "Disk boot failure ....",
6. Turn system off and connect the ide device one at a time, and find out which device causing the error.
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