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Windows 7: error message - PXE-MOF : exiting PXE ROM boot failure

20 Mar 2012   #1
Roxy Kaczi

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
error message - PXE-MOF : exiting PXE ROM boot failure

A few days ago my computer was running and then it restarted itself and this message appeared:

Intel UNDI PXE-2.1 (build 082)
Copyright (c) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
For Realtek RTL8111B/8111C
Client MAC ADDR:
Boot Failure
Press any key to continue

-if i do it repeats itself.
I took it to a friend to look at and when switched on ran fine up until yesterday when this message appears when i try to turn it on. I have made sure all cables are plugged in.

Please help

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20 Mar 2012   #2
Dave Atkin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Its trying to boot from a network location.

Go into the BIOS and verify that the boot sequence has your HDD and CD drive before the PXE Boot.
Maybe worth doing a chkdsk to make sure that the disk isnt damaged.

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16 Oct 2014   #3

Windows 7 64 bit

I have the same problem.

However, I have my HD set to boot first.
Therefore when I reboot and press F12 at the Dell logo
I get the boot options, then choose the HD, which is first, it boots fine with no problem.

Why do I have to press F12 to choose the HD if its already set to boot first and how can I stop this error?
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