Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Boot disk


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 fabrikant

fabrikant

  • Members
  • 13 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:02:50 AM

Posted 12 August 2018 - 04:47 PM

My computer boots normally from hard drive. I made a Windows 98 boot diskette and when I am trying to boot from that diskette, the last message that I get from the screen is "verifying dmi pool data" and nothing happened after that. I check the diskette and it has a bunch of files. Any idea what is wrong?


BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 mightywiz

mightywiz

  • Members
  • 873 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:10:50 PM

Posted 14 August 2018 - 12:40 PM

that's because the drive cant read the disk.  either the disk is bad or the drive is bad.

verifying dmi pool data is a bios error at the point it's looking for a boot drive.  so if you have a disk in and it's trying to boot from it, then that's where your problem is.

 

also verify that your bios A drive matches the drive installed in the machine.



#3 fabrikant

fabrikant
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 13 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:02:50 AM

Posted 19 August 2018 - 03:46 PM

I scanned the diskette. No errors found. I formatted the same diskette with DOS boot system. The computer does boot to Dos using the same diskette. So, there is nothing wrong with diskette, and nothing wrong with diskette drive. Any other idea.



#4 Platypus

Platypus

  • Global Moderator
  • 15,462 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Australia
  • Local time:05:50 PM

Posted 20 August 2018 - 06:39 AM

I formatted the same diskette with DOS boot system.


What version is the DOS that will successfully boot?

And what files are actually on the disk that doesn't boot?
Top 5 things that never get done:

1.

#5 fabrikant

fabrikant
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 13 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:02:50 AM

Posted 26 August 2018 - 03:49 PM

Dos which did boot was DOS 6. There is long list of files on Windows boot diskette. Do you really need the whole list?






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users