Verifying DMI pool data.... then it does nothing.

By coopers
Dec 8, 2007
  1. Hi folks,

    I am wondering if your collective smarts can help me - I'm wondering if I have a dead SATA controller on my gigabyte ga-x38-dq6 motherboard.

    Basically, if I plug in any harddrive (none of them are formatted/have any data on them, because I can't get to the point where install begins) then the computer just hangs... it sits there at the "Verifying DMI pool data" stage.

    If I just plug in my Sata dvd drive, then it's fine - although of course there is no hard drive connected to install anything onto. :(

    I have tried messing around in the bios, changing the sata settings from AHCI, to RAID to legacy/IDE - no change in this behavior.

    The BIOS indicates the hard drive and dvd drive are detected just fine, but the hang still occurs.

    Here are my specs:
    gigabyte ga-x38-dq6 motherboard
    LG sata dvd drive
    2xWesterd Digital 1TB GreenPower HD
    1xSamsung 1TB hard drive
    (same problem no matter which one of the 3 above HD's are plugged in).
    2gb corsair ram.

    Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I could try?

    please help. :)
  2. fastco

    fastco TS Booster Posts: 1,123

    Try changing the boot order to CDrom first also You need a floppy with the drivers for your SATA controller. When you start the Windows setup press F6 so it asks for disk controller drivers also some bios have a weird thing where u have to disable raid for it to detect SATA drives without installing drivers even though they show up in the bios.
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