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    Default IBM Aptiva

    Hi all,

    I have an IBM Aptiva from the late 1990's\early 2000's. It has a problem where it will hang just after POST. Mainly at "Verifying DMI Pool data ................... Done", It works fine in the BIOS and doesn't lock up at all. I don't know if this is the right place to post it though?

    The specs are

    AMD K6-2 450MHz
    128MB PC-133
    Stock 95W Delta PSU
    Integrated SIS 530 Graphics
    Original 4.3GB HDD
    Onboard sound

    Thanks For Your Help.

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    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Austin, Texas


    IBM machines from that era are notorious for capacitor failure. Check the motherboard for bulging/leaking capacitors, likewise the same with the power supply.

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    I checked but all the caps appear to be fine in both the PSU and the motherboard.

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    Jan 2010
    New Zealand
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    Disconnect the hdd and see what happens. What is the particular model number? Could be model specific. Also documentation, maintenance manuals for that era IBM are readily available and have a nice trouble shooting guide in them.
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