PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent

By BigDaddy6869
May 5, 2018
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  1. What do I need to do to fix this? I have a Dell OptiPlex 7010 Running Windows 7 Professional SP 1. During the initial start up of the computer I see the below on a "DOS like" black back background with white text. I reinstalled Windows 7 and the message was there before and is still there now. I have upgraded the BIOS to the latest version as well and installed any updates since the new install.

    "Intel(R) Boot Agent GE v1.5.50
    Copyright (C) 1997-2013, Intel Corporation
    Intel (R) Boot Agent PXE Base Code (PXE-2.1 building 092)
    Copyright (C) 1997-2010, Intel Corporation
    CLIENT MAC ADDR: 34 17 EB 9B BB 6B GUID: 44454C4C 3900 104C 8044 C8C04F4B3032
    DHCP...\ (The "\" is spinning and then the beow appears)
    PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel Boot Agent.
    And then Windows boots to the opening screen.
  2. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing. Posts: 3,487   +910

    Without knowing much more about your system, my guess is that BIOS is attempting to do a boot from server. Intel says "PXE (Preboot eXecution Environment) is a boot environment that allows the IntelĀ® NUC to boot up using a network interface,"

    Check your manual for proper setting.
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,988   +1,312

    The PXE is the last resort to finding a BOOT image. Usually we control the boot order of {cd, hd, ...} and if you fall into PXE, then NONE of the boot choices can find an image, so YES you need to fix this.

    If you just got through performing an install, it has failed to rewrite the MBR or UEFI record.

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