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Win7 hung at Verifying DMI Pool Data


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I spent most of Saturday trying to install Windows 7, with a spectacular lack of success!

 

At first all seemed to be going well and I got the Win7 desktop and had a look at various bits. Then I changed the Workgroup name so that it would be on the same one as my other machines and I could copy some files across, that of course needed a restart. The boot process got as far as 'verifying DMI pool data' and hung.

 

I tried installing it again, and that only got as far as the first restart and once again it hung at 'verifying DMI pool data'.

 

At this point I changed the hard disk and installed Win7 again, that got to the first restart and yet again it hung at 'verifying DMI pool data'.

 

I then installed XP Home on the same drive, getting the XP install to format the drive to remove any traces of Win7, XP installed OK and had no problems with restarts. I then started the Win7 install from within XP, and once again it hung at 'verifying DMI pool data' on the first restart!!

 

Google came up with a wonderful array suggestions about what to do about PCs that hang with 'verifying DMI pool data', but none of them made any difference.

 

I've come to the conclusion that the problem lies with the Windows 7 installation. I've now fitted my original hard disk with my XP system on it back into the machine and the problem has disappeared.

 

Has anyone else had this?

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Win7 64Bit? Often when a 32 Bit operating system installs fine but Win7 64Bit hangs as you are seeing it is because of XSDT not being enabled. Check for an updated BIOS with XSDT as an option instead of just RSDT.

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