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This Acer AST 160 I'm working on crashed...

\015 Acer AST 160 I'm working on crashed...I recovered the data from the HDD using a seperate computer and wiped the drive. Then I reinstalled Windows XP Pro and was able to boot from the drive just fine. When I put the drive back into the PC it came from, I tried to boot it up and I receive this error: VERIFYING DMI POOL DATA.............DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTERI checked the BIOS settings and they are correct. I'm guessing the controller on the motherboard is going bad or has gone bad...any ideas?\015

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Computer stops at verifying dmi pool data.\015\012Issue:\015\012Computer stops at verifying dmi pool data.
\015\012Cause:\015\012This issue can be caused by any of the below reasons.
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  1. Corrupt boot files on the computer. \015\012
  2. Settings for hard disk drive are not correct. \015\012
  3. Floppy diskette or CD in computer causing issue. \015\012
  4. Boot devices not set properly. \015\012
  5. BIOS corrupt or misc. setting not set properly. \015\012
  6. Connections loose or disconnected. \015\012
  7. Bad Hard disk drive or other bad hardware.
\015\012Solution:\015\012Corrupt boot files on the computer
\015\012If 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..."
\015\012To resolve this issue:
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  • 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. \015\012
  • 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.
\015\012If 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.
\015\012Additional information about the "fdisk /mbr" command can be found on document CH000175.
\015\012Note: 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.
\015\012Settings for hard disk drive are not correct
\015\012The 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.
\015\012Floppy diskette or CD in computer causing issue
\015\012Verify 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.
\015\012Boot devices not set properly
\015\012The 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.
\015\012If 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.
\015\012BIOS corrupt or misc. setting not set properly
\015\012If none of the above recommendations have resolved your issue
Reinstall XP on the computer in which the hdd wil be permanently mounted. Sounds like a corrupted HAL due to being installed on different hardware.
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