PCIE Ethernet Controller error on boot.

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  1. ponyxslayer

    ponyxslayer Member

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    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.

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    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
    
    TFTP.
    PXE-T01: File not found.
    PXE-E3B: TFIP Error - File Not Found.
    PXE-M8F: Exiting Intel PXE 
    
     
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  3. Bubbaleone

    Bubbaleone Golden Member

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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.
     
  4. RadiclDreamer

    RadiclDreamer Diamond Member

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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.
     
  5. ponyxslayer

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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.
     
  6. VirtualLarry

    VirtualLarry Lifer

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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.