Having: BIOS AND CMOS TROUBLE!

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davidwazhere

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undefined :( My computer went off one day and would not re start , I was then getting a message on start up boot that said insert system boot disc and would go no further , so i went into the bios and got a setting wrong , just dont know which? i have both boot disc for windows 98 .please help , someone pleaseeeeeee !!!!!!
 

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undefined :( My computer went off one day and would not re - start , I was then getting a message on start up boot that said insert SYSTEM BOOT DISC and would not go any further , so I went into the BIOS and got a setting wrong;accidently; just looking ,and just dont know which? I have both boot disc for windows 98 .please help , Someone pleaseeeeeee !!!!!!
 
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check boot priorities. and tell me what they are. they can be found in the system setup before booting press the appropriate key. you should be booting to the harddrive first. make sure no floppies are in their drives. also take out any bootable cds. if you are sur you are booting from the harddrive than the hdd may be damage. lets hope its just a simple error.

ps make sure the time stays accurate b/c this may be caused by a resetting cmos or a bad battery.
 
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The original message that you got could mean a couple of things. You may have just left a floppy in the drive (that would be an easy problem to fix) or that for some reason your system can't read the info it needs off your hard drive. Any clues or idea what you changed in BIOS that makes you think that you set something wrong? Perhaps you just changed the boot order? The boot disc for Windows that you have is it a CD or floppy?
 

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I Have Both A Floppy And Cd Boot Disc . And Before I Went Into The Bios And Cmos Settings Looking Around It Was Reading At Start : Insert System Disc . Now It Stops After It Reads : Verifying Dmi Pool ... And Thats Where It Stops. Ill Be Back After I Check That 4 Ya
 
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You have three threads going. Just use the reply to thread option and stick with this series of posts only. Perhaps the moderator can merge or close some of them. I responed in a similar way to iXneonXi, It looks like now your system is trying to boot from the hard drive but stops at the verifying dmi pool message. This link may help
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000474.htm
 

davidwazhere

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undefinedundefinedIt still tries to boot , but only gets to the last stage ,: VERIFYING DMI POOL DATA`` ........ :( .,.......... When I try to enter the floppy boot disc it says : I/O DISC ERROR .....RE INSERT DISC AND PRESS ANY KEY ..DOES IT EVERY TIME. :mad: LOL IM LOST
 
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have u tried setting the harddrive as first priority and /not/ inserting a floppy.

ps-- if all fails and the boot sector of your hardrive is bad then you may need to load up on a bootfloppy and type fdisk /mbr
 

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Merged all 3 threads, in the future please reply back to original thread instead of creating others.

Norton, you can use the report thread button to request a merge when you see duplicates and triplicates.
 
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most bios setups have a 'restore defaults'
or 'set to default' setting.

You could try that.
 
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