[all variants] hang on ``Verifying DMI Pool Data`` at boot

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I was running Ubuntu with an uptime for some two weeks or so. After downloading Black Mesa Source today, I attempted to boot into Windows 7 to install the recently released mod but I got an error message before Grub2 loaded. The message read, “BOOTMGR is missing.” I then booted my Ubuntu Live disc and Googled the error message. I can’t recall exactly what it was that nudged me towards the conclusion that it was my two mass storage USB sticks plugged into my PC. I have my boot priority in my BIOS set to USB-HDD, CD Drive and then hard disk. My BIOS was probably looking for an O/S on t (Hardware)