Updating escd boot problem
called the desktop management interface (DMI) pool.
The DMI table is used by the operating system to determine which devices are available, mostly so the OS doesn't have to perform this work by itself, but also so that the data reported is produced consistently.
I had a similar problem when I had a USB stick attached and it wanted to boot/read from there first.
Well and running a Microsoft Preview is always very likely to be unstable ;) I found some other hints on a German forum entry which may help you, too even though it is only when the bootup freezes at the DMI pool verifying: DMI stands for Desktop Management Interface.
(which it does) Never seen this before and it happens every single time the computer starts up. In addition the computer is quite unstable, but trying to run Windows 7 RC, so can't really be sure if it is the hardware, drivers or OS that is unstable.
It could also mean, that your mainboard is having some trouble reading from the hard drive.
Dealing with these issues can be a tremendously confusing, difficult and time-consuming task.
In fact, many users have stated that this is the single most frustrating part of owning and maintaining a PC, or of upgrading the PC's hardware.
" a comment about what it just did, or something I should do?
For example read something about that the battery was dead or something, but then it wouldn't remember the CMOS settings, would it?
I have tried to look around and figure out what this is but can't figure it out.
Wenn Sie an der Hardware-Konfiguration des Rechners nichts ändern, ist es nicht nötig, das ESCD bei jedem Boot-Vorgang zu aktualisieren.
Einige Versionen des Award-BIOS bieten auf der Seite `PNP and PCI Setup´ eine Option `Reset Configuration Data´, mit der sich das ESCD-Update unterdrücken läßt.