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Nvidia boot agent ?

Computer Experts, i need your help. i have an Acer Aspire M1641. everytime i boot my PC, it will boot through these "NVIDIA Boot Agent." and then theres "PXE-E53:no boot filename receive." message. plus it took 5 minutes to finish the "client MAC ADDR: DCHP" loads.. is there any way that i can fix that?

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I would state use the Restoration Disk, and perform a Repair. (Non-Destructive Installation)
This will repair the Nvidia settings for YOUR computer.

But more than likely Acer did not provide a Restoration Disk, and it is my understanding it may be hard to get a hold of. (Acer Support)

This makes me think you have installed a new Nvidia graphics card, since specifications indicate it comes with Integrated Graphics that is Nvidia GeForce 7050.

http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/acer-aspire-m1641-u1521a/4507-3118_7-33234219.html

{Integrated Graphics is also referred as OnBoard Graphics.
ON the motherBOARD. The graphics chipset (GPU) is soldered to the motherboard, and Not to a removable graphics adapter card,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPU

IF SO, the software (Installation disk) is installed FIRST, then the graphics card is physically installed.

IF not you get a driver conflict.

When a device is installed on a computer, (Such as a graphics card), Windows 'breaks it's neck' to find matching suitable drivers.

If THE drivers are not there, Windows will match up one of it's THOUSANDS of generic drivers.
This won't do.

Windows: "Which drivers do I use? These or THESE?"

[Drivers are small pieces of software, that allow the Operating System to 'communicate' with a device ]

Is this what you did? Install the graphics card, THEN use the graphics card's installation disk?

Post back in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Posted on Feb 12, 2012

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I need a little more info on this. I assume your using windows 7? I have a couple of thoughts on possible problems. It sounds as if your Bios is ether corrupted or might be set to boot in the wrong order or your hard drive has failed. I do not know what your system is but when you first boot up you should see a comment (usually at bottom of screen) that tells you which key to press to access your Bios. I do not know how much experience you have with computers but you need to be careful in there because if you change the wrong setting you could cause problems within your system. So after accessing your Bios screen you should be able to check the order of your boot process. (I'm thinking you might have multiple hard drives or partitions?) If everything checks out there is a good possibility that your hard drive has failed. Good luck

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