I've begun experiencing a strange problem with my computer today. When I woke up this morning it was at the DMI Pool verification screen after POSTing with only the message "YoYo" (or actually Y∞Y∞) at the bottom of the screen.
There doesn't seem to be too much information out there on this error, but it definitely looks malicious. I noticed that the most recent posting on this problem was on this site, but there was no resolution. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...YoYo+boot+error
I had just installed XP on the machine yesterday over top of Windows 2000. I had only finally decided to go to XP because of an incompatibility with the latest drivers for my graphics card (ATI x1900), so I had updated those drivers after installing XP and rebooted several times without issue, and I had left the computer running overnight. Of course I hadn't made a recovery disk yet, so I can't try that. I can boot from the WinXP CD and start the installation over again, but as soon as it reboots, the error message simply comes back, and booting to the CD only starts from the beginning. It does not seem to recognize that there is an installation of XP on the machine already or that a new one is being attempted, but it does seem to see the two partitions I have on the drive (one 80 GB and one 240 GB).
Searching on Y∞Y∞ is basically useless, and even though there appears to be a boot virus out there called YoYo 1271 or something like that, I have not been able to confirm a description of it like the problem I am experiencing.
Any one have any thoughts?