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Old 08-09-2012, 03:52 PM   #1
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Default PCIE Ethernet Controller error on boot.

Just got my new PC it is so great, works like a charm, except this. I saw this the first time I booted and it almost gave me a heart attack. I am wondering if this is really bad or just something with a easy fix like installing a driver or something. I have a picture of the error I can show you if needed but here is what it says.

Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0 (build 003)
Copyright blah blah

For Atheros PCIE Ethernet Controller v2.0.2.7(11/02/10)

Lists my IP,MAC address .etc

PXE-T01: File not found.
PXE-E3B: TFIP Error - File Not Found.
PXE-M8F: Exiting Intel PXE
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:07 PM   #2
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Unless you're booting from a network server, just disable Intel PXE boot in the BIOS settings. This is the beginning of a PXE boot: PXE client boots up, starts up PXE boot ROM, then the PXE boot ROM sends a DHCP request to the network server.
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:02 PM   #3
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Nothing to worry about, its looking for a PXE server to boot from, if you dont have one or know what one is then you can safely disable this feature in the bios, you will boot a bit quicker by disabling as well.
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:22 AM   #4
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Not exactly sure what to disable. I looked for PXE in a networking area. I found what I thought was it under Network boot, but I didn't want to disable the wrong thing. My motherboard is the Gigabyte ga z77 D3H.
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:29 AM   #5
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Check your boot order settings. Set your CD/DVD drive to boot first, then the HDD, and then PXE/ethernet boot. Then you shouldn't see that message, once you get an OS installed to the HDD.
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