Quote: Originally Posted by 2xg
Apologize for the tardiness.
In the Bios or System Setup, if someone configured the PXE feature from the Integrated NIC and set it to ON (which can be Disabled), it allows the system to boot from the network during every boot. Anyway....If that computer is trying to boot from a LAN connection and looking for it but it fails to, because it's nowhere to be found.
Have you tried going to the BIOS setup and confirm that the first boot is set to the local hard drive?
Hope this helps and please give us an update.
Thanks 2xg no my friend I didn't want to muck around in the BIOS as I have to take it back as they use the machine for school work.
But I get the general gist of your post as the same thing happens at work (I work for the health dept) I was trying on my LAN here at home so that explains why I couldn't hook up to the net.
Still the machine is fixed and flying (compared to what it was) and I expect he will be pleased that at least it is going (wouldn't even power on let alone boot) and he can now use it. I have installed CC and Defraggler as the machine has never had those functions done - ti was absolutely cluttered with rubbish and the fragmentation was just unbelievable.
Anyway I have the same problem with another machine he gave me but I will message your re same.
Thanks for your time and patience - much appreciated