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    Default Re: EX58-UD4P unable to get past "Verifying DMI Pool Data" no matter what

    No, I don't have a spare HDD right now :-/ I'd like to try that, but can't right now.
    Although, it this was bootloader or system HDD issue - why would it also affect USB booting (even when all HDD unplugged)?

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    Default Re: EX58-UD4P unable to get past "Verifying DMI Pool Data" no matter what

    Well not sure what all you guys have discussed or found out while I was away, but I see on page one you are using Fail Safe BIOS settings as a starting point, this is not good.

    Explain to me why you are booting from USB, if your windows is on hard drive? That doesn't make sense to me, so please explain further.

    If you want to switch from AHCI to IDE you can easy if you are using Windows 7 or Vista. All you need to do is make the following registry edits, then you can switch between any of the three disk modes.

    Enable switching between all IDE/AHCI/RAID modes by changing "Start" Values in these keys to 0
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    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Msahci\Start
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Pciide\Start  
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\iaStorV\Start
    You need to be starting with Optimized Defaults in the BIOS, not Fail Safe, this could be part of your issues. If you want me to advise you on optimal settings please load Optimized and save/apply/reboot F10 BACK to BIOS and set your disk settings again, then set any other changes you want and give me your new current settings and I will advise back.

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    Okay, so here's my explanation and I'm going to try and make it very clear (sorry if my English is not stellar, I'm not a native speaker).
    My set up is like this: Windows 7 on SATA internal HDD, bunch of other HDDs for data. No other OSes but Windows 7.
    Why am I booting from USB? Because that's the only way I found that can use my computer now, since it stopped booting from hard drive. It doesn't even start booting from HDD. It this was Windows issue I think there would be at least *some* error indicating a problem.
    So, I went ahead and installed Ubuntu on USB stick to be able to use Internet at least.
    Why do I think this is hardware issue with motherboard? Because this behaviour is not new but it was not persistent in the past. I disregarded it thinking it was due to overclocking but apparently it's not.
    As for the BIOS settings - no, I don't start with fail-safe settings. I reset CMOS, adjust drives settings and boot. I tried Optimized Defaults and it also didn't work. I can try it again later, though.
    Also, I can't change Windows registry without bootinginto Windows and I can't boot into Windows. AHCI worked fine for all this time. I did try to boot with SATA set to IDE and it (again) just stopped at the same point - Verifying DMI pool data.
    My guess - mobo doesn't start boot sequence for HDDs or whatever it supposed to do.

    When I load Optimized Defaults - what settings do you think I should change/set?

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    Default Re: EX58-UD4P unable to get past "Verifying DMI Pool Data" no matter what

    Thanks!

    So there is a problem with your windows 7 install startup then correct? Have you tried to correct this yet? Windows will repair startup issues using the DVD, did you try that already? If not please do, put in your install disk and choose repair and then on the next screen choose repair startup. That should fix any problems with your startup, you may need to do this twice. Do you know what initially caused your windows to fail booting?

    As for BIOS settings, not trying to argue, but yes the settings you posted on page one are starting from Fail Safe settings for sure, so you may have just not realized you kept that as a starting point with all your troubleshooting trying various things. You should load optimized though for sure and start again.

    Yes, you would not be able to boot IDE if you installed AHCI without making those registry changes, so that is out of the question until you can.

    Verifying DMI pool is the end, I mean there is where the BIOS hands over everything to the OS.

    After loading optimized you should save/apply/reboot F10 BACK to the BIOS. Then once in the BIOS again go set your AHCI settings again, and then your ram voltage and anything else you know you need to change in the MIT section.

    Have you tested your Boot drive with win7 on it, to be sure it is not partially faulty or has died on you? If not you may want to do that as well, using the manufacturer diagnostic tools. If you need a link to those let me know what drive it is and I will link you.

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    Not arguing :) Just didn't know that those are fail-safe.
    So, I'm going to try using Win7 rescue disk, if that fails - Acronis Recovery disk, if that fails - I'll try to install windows on spare space on one of the drives to see if it boots.
    But, help me with this - if this is Windows - why has this been going on and off for months now and why does it also affect USB boot? This I don't understand.

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    Default Re: EX58-UD4P unable to get past "Verifying DMI Pool Data" no matter what

    Cool, cool! Ya, you had fail safe settings posted.

    I can tell by a few settings when users post, which they are starting with, and that is why we always ask for settings up front instead of providing ones to use first.

    I think the windows 7 disk will be able to repair your startup issue, it can usually fix that with a try or two. If it says done and does not work the first time try letting it correct it a second time, sometimes this is needed.

    I am not sure what you mean, what is affecting USB Boot?

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    Yeah, I'll try that.
    I mean, that the same not-booting-and-stuck-at-DMI issue also happens when I boot from USB stick. I posted about it earlier here (sorry, posting from phone, can't find the post). It takes a bit of CMOS-Resetting and PSU-turning-off to een boot from USB. That's why it looks suspiciously hardware.

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    Default Re: EX58-UD4P unable to get past "Verifying DMI Pool Data" no matter what

    Ahh ok, thanks!

    That is probably due to incorrect BIOS settings causing the system to stall or freeze. Once you get your windows sorted I can help you with settings if you want

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    Okay. But what if I will be unable to make windows to boot?

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    Default Re: EX58-UD4P unable to get past "Verifying DMI Pool Data" no matter what

    Well try the repair on the install disk a few times and see if it fixes it, otherwise you may need to do a clean install.

    If I was there I could fix it manually, but it is too hard to explain how to to that from here really. All your files and such will remain if you do a clean install, the whole old install will be moved to a folder called windows.old, so you can go get your music, docs, ect and move to your new install then delete that folder when you are done.

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