Updating dmi pool data
The system then hangs, and I cannot do anything about it. Joel Hi, Go into your BIOS and make sure that the hard drive with the Windows installed is correctly set as the primary boot device.
Choose the HDD as primary boot device, followed by CD-ROM/Floppy.
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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.
It is a way of storing information about your system.
Also make sure that the HDD is set to auto-detect within the BIOS utility.
If you have any discs or diskettes in the CD-ROM or floppy drive(s) then please remove these and try and boot up again, this is to make sure the system is not trying to boot from the said device.