Stuck at "verifying dmi pool data..".

  CDL 22:43 10 Nov 06
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On a recent restart of my XP machine,it didn't get past checking the drives and gave a message that there was a fault with the primary drive. In this case the primary drive is a removable drive in a caddy.

I removed the drive and rebooted but now I cant get past "verifying dmi pool data..". where the machine hangs.

Any help please.

Thank you.

  anskyber 22:45 10 Nov 06
  anskyber 22:46 10 Nov 06

Further advice click here

  CDL 01:19 11 Nov 06

Thanks anskyber

Disconnected/reconnected all drives and cleared CMOS - that seems to have done the trick,all up and running again. Wonder what caused it.

Thanks again for the links.

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