occaional boot issue during building dmi pool, any help appreciated

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  1. chansigril

    chansigril not an og, just a g OT Supporter

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    occasionally when booting up my htpc i get a message during boot, instead of "verifying dmi pool" i get "building dmi pool" followed by "flash rom protected", which consequently leads into a no system disk detected.

    power off, power on will reboot fine. happens perhaps 1/3 boots. does not matter hot/cold boot.
    system specs:

    amd athlon64 x2 4200 windsor am2
    patriot 2gb (2x1gb) pc6400
    wd 72gb (2x36gb) raptors in raid 0 boot drive
    gigabyte m57sli mainboard
    evga 7900gtx gpu
    550w psu
    windows xp sp2

    some research has suggested a possible weak board battery, but the board is less than a year old. i'll probably pick up a battery and try it anyway.

    is there some item in the bios config that could cause this? i seem to remember having a similiar problem on another rig that was related to usb devices being plugged in during boot. this system does have quite a few usb devices, including wireless logitech keyboard, wireless gyration mouse, wireless linksys card, storage drives (off during boot), wireless logitech gamepad and an apc ups.

    have not tried updating or clearing the bios yet, thought i'd get some feedback first, any help appreciated :x:
     
  2. chansigril

    chansigril not an og, just a g OT Supporter

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    bumping it up, tried changing battery and rebooted a couple of times, same problem on boot #3 :(
     
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    Reset BIOS defaults. I've seen it fix alot of those errors.
     

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