Comp says verifying dmi pool data

March 21, 2012 at 10:54:31
Specs: XP, idk
verifying dmi pool data - i insert a xp disk and tries to reinstall xp, it does not do as it should, it come up a blue screen and it start reading in alot of files and then i get a bluescreen error, never get to choose anything.
This crap sucks, how do i fix this? was thinking about updating my bios, or throwing the whole computer out trough the window.
help a clueless idiot please.

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#1
March 21, 2012 at 11:12:21
It's difficult to help when we don't even know what type of system you're working with. "idk" is the best you can do? How about the make/model of the system? Is it a Dell, Gateway, HP, etc? Or was it custom built? Do NOT update the BIOS, it's not necessary plus if you do it incorrectly, you WILL be throwing it out the window.

Why are you attempting to reinstall XP in the 1st place? Did you do a google search for "verifying dmi pool data"? It's very possible your hard drive is bad. We need more info.

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/...


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#2
March 21, 2012 at 11:15:39
have had this problem before, around 6 months ago, a relative installed a older version of xp and it was fine, not sure about what he did but he cant help me now since he is 1000 miles away~~
i am using a acer aspire e380

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#3
March 21, 2012 at 11:46:56
nothing in the computer was changed last time i had this problem

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#4
March 21, 2012 at 11:49:26
"i am using a acer aspire e380"

That's helpful. Here's the specs:

http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/d...

Your system has a SATA hard drive. XP does not recognize SATA "out of the box", that's because XP was created before SATA drives went mainstream. To get XP to install, you will have to use one of 3 methods as explained in this "how-to":

http://www.computing.net/howtos/sho...


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#5
March 21, 2012 at 11:51:17
"nothing in the computer was changed last time i had this problem"

You didn't explain why you want to reinstall XP but if you have a hardware problem (such as a bad hard drive), reinstalling XP obviously isn't going to fix it.


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