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Windows 7: HDD issue after electrical blackout - verifying DMI data pool

08 Sep 2013   #1

Windows 7 professional x64
HDD issue after electrical blackout - verifying DMI data pool

hi yo guys , yesterday i had electrical blackout in my house and my pc experienced it badly as it won't boot up and just trying to " Verifying DMI data pool .. "

after i searched some usefull info i found something wwhich talked about the HDD connection , then i unplugged them and reconnect them again ..

1 of them actually works and it load the OS from it , but , my E drive ( who was the Data one - pictures movies etc .. ) just said that i have to initialize the disk :S which mean my 900GB of good and very important thing just gone .

about the second one , when i am trying to put them plugged together it won't pass the " Verifying DMI data pool " at all ....... and again , also in this HDD i have really important things..

anything you recommend me to do ?

thanks in advanced :) .

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08 Sep 2013   #2
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

That doesn't seem a bit odd if the port the storage drive is plugged into is now bad? Upon rebuilding my old Vista case for a loaner until a friend upgraded to 7 eventually the clean install on new drive with brand new board, cpu from present case when upgraded, new supply, etc. everything ran exceptional for a period of time.

After six months when the old drive started acting flaky that's when the new OS drive went in and within weeks missing OS and other forced to restart errors suddenly appeared and the case was put aside. When finally getting the case to go through I unplugged and replugged drives when at first not even seeing the second storage drive while booted live from a Linux stick which was definitely odd. That's when the second was left unplugged and Windows started loading.

Solution? I moved the two drives from ports #1 + #2 over to #3 + #4 where both are acting normally. That was a hardware side there. I could rule out any boot file/mbr problems right away as you found yourself. You may find moving from the first pair of ports over to the next two may rectify things or may have to try another cable on the E drive to see if that is now a problem.

One other thing which will be just as important is inspecting the boot order in the bios setup. It may be that the bios was reset to defaults making the E drive first in the order. That would automatically prevent Windows from loading when the second drive is plugged in and the bios is looking there for an mbr and OS.
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09 Sep 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

Hi Yax1

1. Download Partition Wizard Home Edition 8 Bootable CD version ISO from
Free download Magic Partition Manager Software, partition magic alternative, free partition magic, partition magic Windows 7 and server partition software - Partition Wizard Online

2. Burn it to a CD or create a bootable pen drive using Rufus Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way ( Backup any data on the USB pen drive since formatting with Rufus will wipe it off. Plug in only your pen drive, click on the Rufus exe file, select the pen drive, in the "Create bootable disk using" select ISO in the dropdown arrow, show it the location of the PE8 ISO and click on start. If Rufus offers to download a new Vesa menu say yes and it will download it to the same folder as Rufus and create a bootable pen drive.)

3. Now boot from the CD or pen drive with the onetime boot menu. let us know how the two partitions in your problem drive appear in the Partition Wizard. All the better if you can take a snapshot with the camera and upload it. Otherwise you have to describe it in detail without omitting any detail.
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