Updating escd building dmi pool
I took this opportunity to install Windows Vista, I was able to boot to OS, I updated everything, using Windows update (about 80 updates), installed Firefox with pluggins, and installed World of Warcraft.After that, I was playing World of Warcraft for over 3 hours, trying my new clean machine, then it froze completely.Sometimes it is detected in BIOS, then I save and restart, but then it hangs at loading screen with the following error: Verifying DMI Pool Data.....Update Success Then nothing, the computer will not boot as it previously did.
But sometimes, when a system is fired up, it reaches this stage of the POST (it usually says "Building DMI pool" or "Verifying DMI pool data") and then hangs.
However, the computer was not able to recognize the drive at all, not even in BIOS.
I changed BIOS settings many times, but without any success.
Anyway, I purchased a new WD 1 TB SATA Caviar Green hard drive and I installed it on this computer.
At this point, you must be wondering why I didn't contact Alienware for support: because I am not the original owner of the computer and Alienware refused to provide any information or any help about this computer.