Hi. If you're talking about having an external hard drive somewhere on your network and using that as your boot device in the same fashion as a USB-attached hard drive, then no. However, you can boot a computer using something called BootP, which is short for Bootstrap Protocol. Historically this was used by diskless workstations to obtain an IP address as well as the location of the boot image that the computer would use to boot up. It used to be used in only the *nix world (Unix, Linux, etc.). However, there is also some use in the MS Windows environments, specifically with diskless media center computers running a Windows operating system.....Hope this helps!
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Put 'Hard Drive C:' before 'Network' in the boot order
(If the hard drive does not appear in the boot order, that's why the PXE network boot agents start)
Note : Check that the hard drive is seen in the BIOS setup
PXE (pronounce Pixie) is an agent used to boot on to the network
It's using the DHCP protocol to localise a server where the image of the OS is located
In order to PXE boot press F12 at startup or configure the boot order in BIOS to display 'Network' before 'Hard Drive C:'
If, for any reason, the hard drive is not seen the computer will attempt to boot on the network controller.
That is caused by the hard drive is missing, unplugged or failed
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Put 'Hard Drive C:' before 'Network' in the boot order (If the hard drive does not appear in the boot order, that's why the PXE network boot agents start)
Note : Check that the hard drive is seen in the BIOS setup Cause: PXE (pronounce Pixie) is an agent used to boot on to the network It's using the DHCP protocol to localise a server where the image of the OS is located In order to PXE boot press F12 at startup or configure the boot order in BIOS to display 'Network' before 'Hard Drive C:' If, for any reason, the hard drive is not seen the computer will attempt to boot on the network controller. That is caused by the hard drive is missing, unplugged or failed
If you're using PXE to network boot, check your network cable. Also, check the net boot server.
If you're not, open your computer and ensure that all of the cables going to your hard drive are secure. If they are, and it still won't work, reset your BIOS to factory defaults (ehow has a good guide for this). Attempt to use the hard drive in another computer, if it won't work then your drive is corrupted (you may need to reinstall windows or buy a new drive).
Your laptop is trying to boot using your network card. Go into the BIOS and turn off PXE boot under the network settings or change the boot order so that your hard drive boots before network boot. While in the BIOS check to see if you hard drive is present. Usually the hard drive boots first but if the drive is undetectable then it will try the next boot option so if the problem is not with boot order then its possible your hard drive is not being detected pointing to a possible damaged drive.
The PXE error is caused by a computer that is trying to start from a "Network Drive". This could be happening because your Dell is unable to boot from the hard drive and "Boot from Network Drive" is next in line when the hard drive doesn't work. Or "Boot from Network Drive" could somehow be first on the list of boot options and its trying to start from here repeatedly.
To check this you'll have to enter your BIOS Setup. If your uncomfortable or unfamiliar with this a Google search for "Enter BIOS Setup" with the Model of your dell added will help you figure it out.
Usually you'll press F2 or another "F#" key at startup to get into the BIOS. Once in the BIOS you'll want to change your "Boot Order" or "Boot Options" to list the hard drive as the first device. You may also want to disable "Boot from Network Drive" in your BIOS setup. If after doing this your computer will still not boot, you may need to replace the hard drive.
Hope this helps, if so please leave some nice feedback. Thanks.
The laptop isn't seeing the hard drive. It has either bounced loose (doubtful) or the hard drive is defective. You can open panels on laptop and find the hard drive, remove and then replace it and see if it reads. Failing this check to see if it's still on warranty or buy another one similar to yours.
Hi stewwiles, If your bios does not see & list the drive neither will windows hardware manager/ device manager. Check your manual. Enter your bios. The DVD drive should be listed in the same menu as your hard disk drive. Than go to the title "Boot" in your bios & make sure your DVD is listed in the boot order. (List of normal boot order):
1st boot device= Floppy drive
2nd boot device= DVD drive (model no#)
3rd boot device= Primary hard disk drive (model no#)
Make sure your DVD's jumper setting is set to "Master".
Hi Dobssand, the most common reason for a CD-ROM (With a Windows CD in it) does not start to load is the motherboard's bios is not set correctly. While in the bios go to the title Boot & enter boot order. This is a common boot order for a PC. 1st boot device = [Floppy disk drive] 2nd boot device = [CD-ROM drive] (Model number of the CD-ROM drive). 3rd boot device = [Primary Hard Disk Drive] (Model number of drive). Second most common reason is the data cable to the CD-ROM drive is loose or not fully connected either at the CD-ROM or at the motherboard. (Check it). If you choose not to enter your bios, you can still get the CD-ROM drive to boot the Win CD in this fashion. Load the Win CD into the CD-ROM drive. Power off the system. Than power on the system & start to press the F8 key once every two seconds. Windows "Please select boot device:" window will open. Using your keyboards up & down arrow keys high-light the CD-ROM drive that has the win CD in it & press the enter key. Windows should start to load. If you receive an error message stating windows can not find your hard disk drive. Than you must enter your bios & go to the title Boot. Your hard disk drive is not listed in the boot order section. Worst case! Your hard disk drive may be faulty. Find the manufactures name printed on a large white sticker on once side of the HDD. Go to the manufactures web site & download their drive setup software so you can create a bootable floppy disk. This will allow you to check/test the HDD & format it for a windows installation. Or is this not the issue you are having? Good luck! Mike
You need to boot up machine, my toshiba uses F12 to control boot options,F2 to enter BIOS, Your machine is trying to boot from network not cd/dvd or hard drive. you have to change to boot order to cd/dvd or hard drive and make sure they are before network as a boot option,