|There's very little need to pay for software anymore, except for the OS (had to throw that in there). There are plenty of free anti-virus, firewall, reg cleaners, etc available...don't waste your money on commercial software. Have a look here:|
I suggest AVG Free or AVAST antivirus, CCleaner for clearing out intenet garbage/temp files/registry, Sunbelt Personal Firewall.
You obviously looked at the system & CPU temps, why didn't you list them?
"Verifying DMI Pool...." has nothing to do with Windows. It's occuring before Windows even loads so the problem is most likely a BIOS issue or a problem with your hardware.