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Computer won't boot up, ethernet controller problem?

By b0xors
Oct 31, 2005
  1. My friend is having this issue and I can't seem to find anything on the net, he made this post in a forum of ours:

    "I was playing BF2 and it froze, completely, couldnt talk on teamspeak or anything, I ended up manualy shutting it down and restarting, when I did so I got a ethernet error of some sort... heres what it said...

    client MAC ADDR:00 11 09 C4 E1 D0
    GUID: FFFFFFFFFF-FFFFF-FFFFF-FFFFFFFFF (not exact amounts of F's)
    PXE-E53 No Boot Filename
    PXE-MOF: Exiting PXE ROM
    Intell UNDI. PXE -2.0 (Build 082)
    For Realtek RTL8110S/8169S Gigabit Ethernet Controller beta v1.00 (030811)
    Disk Boot Failure, Instert Sytem Disk and press enter.

    The problem is I never got a master boot disk or system boot disk from George. All I have is my monitor disk and a copy of Windows XP Professional... What can I do to get this working...."

    George is some guy who built him the computer and shipped it to him for gaming.
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Nothing wrong with your network card. Something Bad has happened to your hard disk and the computer is trying to boot from the network instead.
  3. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    Check your Boot order in BIOS (just to make sure it's set to boot from HDD) Who knows maybe it changed when a Pion or Muon passed through the PC.
    Sunspots?...I got nothing. :unch:

    Actually there is software which might be able to repair the boot sector if that got damaged. Nodsu can you recommend a good one?
  4. b0xors

    b0xors TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I figured it out, I got him to run a fixboot in the repair console.
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