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Windows 7: Installing Window 7

26 Oct 2009   #21
gregrocker

 

So after you removed the EISA partition you reinstalled Windows 7 by booting into the installer, choosing Custom install Advanced tools and Deleted all partitions, Created new partitions you wanted, and then formatted these and installed Windows 7 to the first one?

If you didnt' do this after deleting the EISA partition - install again to formatted drive - then you didn't have the chance to see if it was the EISA partition which was blocking your install as others reported here.

Suggest you do a clean formatted install from boot wiping all the partitions and formatting one big one to install Win7.


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27 Oct 2009   #22
Elite Darkness

Windows Vista
 
 

Yeah i did that, if i didn`t delete every partitions i had, i wouldn`t have to vista right? anyother ideas?
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27 Oct 2009   #23
gregrocker

 

I am still not sure why you will not call Microsoft Tech support. You bought a retail disk at Best Buy so you are entitled to their help getting it installed. Their support is very valuable and has never failed me, taught me much of what I have learned.

You need to do a clean install with formatting to wipe the Vista and all other partitions.

You have the backup disk to replace Vista if necessary, right?

So either call MS or follow this tutorial:

Doing a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Gotta sleep now after 72 hours of this.
I will check in with you when I wake up here tomorrow in California.
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27 Oct 2009   #24
MDR

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Issue:
Computer stops at verifying dmi pool data.
Cause:
This issue can be caused by any of the below reasons.

Corrupt boot files on the computer.
Settings for hard disk drive are not correct.
Floppy diskette or CD in computer causing issue.
Boot devices not set properly.
BIOS corrupt or misc. setting not set properly.
Connections loose or disconnected.
Bad Hard disk drive or other bad hardware.

Solution:
Corrupt boot files on the computer

If the computer has no bootable files on the drive it is attempting to boot from it is possible that the computer may halt at " verifying dmi pool data..."

To resolve this issue:

Boot from a bootable floppy diskette. Ensure that this diskette was made on the same Microsoft Windows operating system that is installed on your computer.
Once at the A:\> prompt type "sys c:" and press enter. This should report the message "File system transferred." Once transferred remove the diskette and reboot the computer.
If the computer continues to not boot attempt to re-create the master boot record by booting from the bootable floppy diskette again. Once at the A:\> prompt type "fdisk /mbr" and press enter. This should return you to the prompt without giving you any message. Once at the prompt remove the diskette and reboot the computer.

Additional information about the "fdisk /mbr" command can be found on document CH000175.

Note: The above information only applies to Microsoft Windows users. If you are running a Linux / Unix variant or other operating system such as OS/2 and the computer is freezing at this DMI message ensure that Linux / Unix has been properly installed first and/or your boot manger is not corrupt.

Settings for hard disk drive are not correct

The computer freezing at "Verifying dmi pool data..." may be caused when the hard disk drive settings within CMOS are not set properly. Enter CMOS and verify that the hard disk drive settings are set properly and/or that it is set to Auto Detect. Additional information about entering CMOS setup is found on document CH000192.

Floppy diskette or CD in computer causing issue

Verify no floppy diskette or CD is in the computer. In some cases the computer may be trying to boot from either of these drives causing issues with the boot sequence.

Boot devices not set properly

The computer stopping at " verifying dmi pool data..." can be caused when the boot devices on your computer are not set properly in CMOS. First, verify that no CD or diskette is in your computer. If a CD or diskette is in the computer attempt to remove this first to determine if it was attempting to boot from it.

If No CD or diskette is in the computer and your computer still halts at the DMI message enter CMOS setup (steps found on document CH000192) and verify that the boot options are set properly. We commonly recommend that the floppy be set the first boot device, hard drive as the second boot device and the CD-ROM as the third boot device.

BIOS corrupt or misc. setting not set properly

If none of the above recommendations have resolved your issue attempt to reset the BIOS / CMOS settings to the factory or default settings. Additional information about how to do this can be found on document CH000976.

Connections loose or disconnected

If the computer has been recently moved or new hardware has been installed in the computer it is possible that a connection may be loose or even disconnected. Verify that the hard disk drive, floppy and CD-ROM cables are properly connected.

Bad hard disk drive or other bad hardware

If you computer continues to freeze at the DMI message after attempting all of the above recommendations it is possible that the computer may be freezing because of a bad hard disk drive or other bad hardware in the computer.

Before replacing any hardware we first recommend you attempt to erase everything on the hard drive and start over. Additional information about this process can be found on document CH000186.

If you're unable to get to the point of re-installing the operating system it's likely your computer has a hardware issue and it's suggested that the hard drive be replaced. If that doesn't resolve the issue then have the motherboard replaced.
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27 Oct 2009   #25
MDR

windows 7 64bit
 
 

The Desktop Management Interface (DMI) is a new method of managing computers in an enterprise. The main component of DMI is the Management Information Format Database, or MIFD (the DMI Pool Data). This database contains all the information about the computing system and its components.

At times, some systems may experience a hang condition after partitioning, formatting and initial boot-up of a hard drive. In Windows 95 and 98, changes to the motherboards BIOS settings, changes in hard drives or to hard drive settings alters this pool data. The message, "Verifying DMI Pool Data" appears and the system hangs. This condition may continue even after the physical drive has been removed from the system.

! WARNING ! ALL SUGGESTIONS LISTED HERE ARE BIOS RELATED. FOR A PERMANENT SOLUTION, WE RECOMMEND THAT USERS CONSULT THEIR SYSTEM OR MOTHERBOARD MANUFACTURER FOR BIOS UPGRADES.

Possible Resolution Methods:

Method One:

Apply power to the computer.
Access the system BIOS.
Set the drive type as None or Not Installed.
Then Load the BIOS Defaults
Then Load the SETUP Defaults
Save the BIOS changes and reboot the PC to a System Boot Diskette.
Shut down the PC after the memory count is displayed.
Reconnect the power and interface cables to the hard drive.
Access the System BIOS.
Auto-Detect the hard drive. Ensure that the LBA Mode option is enabled.
Save the BIOS changes and restart the PC with a System Diskette.
Partition and format the hard drive via the operating system.
Restart the system. On boot, the screen should read:
Verifying DMI Pool Data
Update Successful
The system should continue booting normally.

Method Two:

Apply power to the computer.
Access the System BIOS.
Disable both the Internal and External CPU Cache. These features are located in either the "BIOS Features" or "Advanced Settings" options of the BIOS Setup.
NOTE: Consult the System or Motherboard User's Manual for exact location of the Internal and External CPU Cache settings.
Save the BIOS changes and restart the PC to a System Boot Diskette. On startup, the screen should read:
Verifying DMI Pool Data
Update Successful
The system should continue booting normally.

After the system successfully boots, re-start the PC and access the system BIOS.
Enable the External CPU Cache. This feature is located in the "BIOS Features" or "Advanced Settings".
NOTE: Consult the System or Motherboard User's Manual for exact location of the External CPU Cache setting.
! WARNING ! User's MUST re-enable this feature after resolving the problem for optimal system performance.
Save the BIOS changes and restart the PC to a System Boot Diskette. On startup, the screen should read:
Verifying DMI Pool Data
Update Successful
The system should continue booting normally.
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27 Oct 2009   #26
Elite Darkness

Windows Vista
 
 

Should i call them or do MDR's Suggested?
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27 Oct 2009   #27
gregrocker

 

Yesterday you said you had done a clean format install from boot, but when I asked you if you deleted Vista, you said you couldn't delete it or you wouldn't have it to upgrade from? This makes me think you are running your Upgrade from Vista which is most likely how it is able to create that error.

As long as you have your files backed up and Vista recovery disk to fall back on, I would boot from the Win7 disk, choose Custom install>Advanced tools>delete ALL partitions> Create one big new one>Format it then install. Here is the tutorial again: Doing a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

It is only 20 minutes to install and then you will know if the error re-occurs.

If so, then I would call MS and have them walk you through a fix - at worst they may refer you to the manufacturer if there is a known issue with some BIOS lock on your model.

The manufacturer can then be called to remove the BIOS lock, unless someone here has actually done it and knows how to do it.

So do the clean install using the tutorial above. Use Custom install choice with Advanced Tools to delete all partitions, Create one big new one (so that Win7 doesn't install it's own 100mb system-reserved partition which no one wants), then Format and install.
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27 Oct 2009   #28
Elite Darkness

Windows Vista
 
 

Alright thanks, I will try ur way with my second hardrive i'll disconnect my current one running vista so i don't need to reinstall vista if i screw up, or do i have to install it on my main hardrive?
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27 Oct 2009   #29
gregrocker

 

That'll work. You can install it to a clean formatted HDD and get activated using a simple workaround. You have the Vista to back you up if ever needed, but don't want it connected or it will create dual boot that is sometimes hard to later back out of.
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27 Oct 2009   #30
Elite Darkness

Windows Vista
 
 

Alright i'll get back to you if it works, if it doesn't then i have no idea what to do return the OS to best buy to get store credit
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