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Installing New Hard Drive


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#1 slyfox

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 12:12 PM

My hard drive recently crashed,now I am trying to install a new hard drive but I am at a stand still, after the computer loads the first page it stops and stays on a page where it says verifying DMI Pool Data ....... and just locks there,any suggestions?

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 07:06 PM

Reset your BIOS. Simply remove your BIOS (motherboard) battery, for several minutes, and then replace it. This should clear the information from the old drive. This would also be a good time to replace the battery if it is over 1 or 2 years old.

Please unplug your computer first. ;)

Edited by acklan, 07 January 2007 - 07:06 PM.

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 09:15 AM

Do you have any data on the HDD that you want to retreive?
If all else fails, hit the reset button.
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