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.
It's easy to tell if it's hanging; normally the DMI building process takes only a few seconds.
It is a brand new Gigabyte motherboard with AMD 790X chipset and an AMD Phenom II processor.
" a comment about what it just did, or something I should do?
As per advice I found on Google, I tried reverting to factory default settings in the BIOS.