Stuck at the Verifying PMI Pool Data ..

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  1. lehj16

    lehj16 New Member Bronze Member

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    HI,

    I did a BIOS upgrade to be able to upgrade my memory and CPU.

    ACER Aspire T180
    MB ID: EM61SM/EM61PM
    Phoenix Award BIOS
    BIOS Version before: don't know
    System BIOS ID before: R01-A1
    Release date: 09/14/2006

    BIOS version after : 6.00 PG
    System BIOS ID: R01-C0
    Release date: 06/15/2007

    HD
    SATA HDS728080PLA380 - 80GB
    IDE WDC WD1200JB-00CRA1 - 110 GB

    No drive A

    Memory:
    1GB generic
    512MB Apacer

    I did a backup of the BIOS and have a copy on CD.

    After the upgrade with the supplied WinFlash software, I got a message that the erase failed and that I need to take out the protection.

    I ran the WinFlash to see what version of BIOS I had and showed the old version.

    I rebooted to see how to take the protection off the BIOS when I realized that the BIOS version changed.

    I could see all the drives with no problem.

    But when I let it pass past the BIOS check screen, it stop at Verifying DMI pool data..

    I resetted the CMOS with the jumpers and the battery (took it out) for 20 min or so - i.e. stop PC, unplugged the PC, grounded myself to the casing, changed jumpers and took out battery....

    After reboot I got the following messages:
    CMOS checksum error - Default loaded
    Warning! Now system in safe mode
    Please re-setting CPU frequency in CMOS setup

    The issue is that I don't have access to the CPU Frequency in the CMOS setup... this BIOS is an Acer Customized Award BIOS.

    I configured the BIOS to show all the messages...

    It finds memory and tests it OK, finds all HD, goes through the PCI

    then it stops at the
    Verifying PMI Pool Data ..

    Only two dots at the end, I don't know if it means anything.

    Thank you in advance for any help that can make my PC work again...
  2. Ankur

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    Hi there lehj!!Welcome to PCHF.

    We have a great technical staff and a very experienced user community.Your thread has been marked open to encourage response from our techs.Thanks for your patience.

    Regards
    Ankur
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    lehj16 New Member Bronze Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I tried pretty much everyhing from the Computer stops at verifying dmi pool data. post
    - load factory default

    Especially tht it started after the BIOS load


    I took everything out except on memory DIMM of 512MB, the original that came with the ACER PC.
    - No HDD
    - No cards

    Still stuck at the "Verifying PMI Pool Data .. " message

    I'm even looking at taking the drive A from my son's PC to hook it to my PC to see if I could at least boot from a diskette and re-load my old Bios file...

    I don't know if it has a chance of working or not....
  5. DCiAdmin

    DCiAdmin Here to Help!

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    Hello lehj16 & Welcome! My apologies for the delay in responding.

    I've found the following at "few tips regarding data recovery".

  6. Ankur

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    Hello Lehj.Is your problem solved?An update would be highly appreciated.
  7. lehj16

    lehj16 New Member Bronze Member

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    I tried to install a FDD but the ACER motherboard has no FDD connector.

    Because the BIOS is corrupted, I'm looking at replacing the motherboard.
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    DCiAdmin Here to Help!

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    Hello lehj16!

    Have you found resolution for your issue or do you still require assistance? I hope our answers have been helpful :)

    An update would be appreciated!
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    lehj16 New Member Bronze Member

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    I have replaced the motherboard.

    End of thread...

    Thank you all for your help
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    Thanks for letting us know lehj, marked as Resolved :)
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