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    My startup is pretty decent but I am noticing that this message is up for quite a long time: verifying DMI pool data... Anyone know what this means or how I can shorten its duration? I only have one active boot device (being my HDD) and im running windows XP on a M10000.

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    bump from an old post...

    I had this same problem. Go into your BIOS:

    under the general options, make sure that your drive A and B are both set to "none". My A drive was set as 3.5" floppy.

    under your boot options, make sure that your 3.5" floppy is NOT selected as a boot device, since you don't have a floppy (or do you? I don't...)

    Now the "verifying DMI data pool" screen will go away and your boot process will be much quicker...

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    • #3
      I'm glad this came back up because this just helped me out too.
      99 VW GTI VR6 SC
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      • #4
        What else?

        Originally posted by Jackboot
        bump from an old post...

        I had this same problem. Go into your BIOS:

        under the general options, make sure that your drive A and B are both set to "none". My A drive was set as 3.5" floppy.

        under your boot options, make sure that your 3.5" floppy is NOT selected as a boot device, since you don't have a floppy (or do you? I don't...)

        Now the "verifying DMI data pool" screen will go away and your boot process will be much quicker...
        Are there any other simple gems like this that can make the boot or un-hibernate process faster?
        SeeYa! -Jim-

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        • #5
          Sweet, this just helped me cut my boot time down to 35sec from about 70sec! Of the 35sec, about 20 of it is windows progress bar "resuming windows". Is the only way to speed this up to do a nlite deal?.....
          Car-mada-puter Epia MII12000, 40gig HD, 512mb ram, Morex 3688 case, M1-atx and XP Pro.

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          • #6
            I'm having this problem, but to a lesser extent. I have my M10000's BIOS configured for only one possible boot device. I still get the "Verifying DMI Data Pool....." message, but it only stays on the screen for about 2 seconds.

            I would like to get rid of the DMI message all together. Is this possible? What do I need to do?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by llajumpvid
              Is the only way to speed this up to do a nlite deal?.....
              There are other things you can do that will improve speed besides nlite, although nlite followed by xp system builder is nice. But programs like bootvis and pagedefrag can be very helpful too. Disable everything you don't use in bios, especially usb boot support, that one can really slow things down. Stop/disable all running services you don't need (if you have a default OS install, there will be lots), don't load drivers or apps you don't need automatically at bootup, etc. Use Minlogon.
              In progress: M10000; Travla c134; Xenarc 700TSV; Hitachi 80GB 2.5"; 256MB ULP; M2-ATX; ITPS; Powermate; iKEY SL-88 KB; Holux GM-210; Audiobahn ADD51T w/ COAX/optical converter; Road Runner; iGuidance 2.1

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              • #8
                Originally posted by nicolay
                I'm having this problem, but to a lesser extent. I have my M10000's BIOS configured for only one possible boot device. I still get the "Verifying DMI Data Pool....." message, but it only stays on the screen for about 2 seconds.

                I would like to get rid of the DMI message all together. Is this possible? What do I need to do?
                No, you can't get rid of it completely.

                To make that section of the POST go faster you can set your unused IDE channels to NONE instead of AUTO. There may be other tweaks that will speed up this portion of the POST, as well, but this is makes the most significant change.
                Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
                How about the Wiki?



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