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Hangs up on boot

Have a Dell Inspiron 1000 that will not start up. The old Hard Drive died so I bought a new 120G. Installed it today but will not get past "CLIENT MAC ADDR:00 0F1F B7 9C DB GUID: 44454C4C-3200-1031-804B-C6C04F4C3431 DHCP No DHCP offers received PXE-M0F : Exiting Intel PXE ROM

It repeats over and over. I think it is trying to Boot From LAN Network but I can find no way to disable Network in the BIOS. It will not start with the Hard Drive because there is no OS installed yet and seems the DVD is out to lunch also.

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  • pommesdeux Jul 25, 2008

    The person who owned the 1000 informed me the CD/DVD drive worked about 70% of the time. Guess that thing is shot also, sounds like that is the reason for no boot.

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Go into bios and set for default and try again also set you bios to boot from cd.
sometimes boot from lan is on same page or boot system

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It is trying to boot from a network. You need to get it to boot from the optical drive (CD/DVD drive), there's no other way of installing the os, unless you can get another identical machine to load it with. If it doesn't recognize the optical in the boot menu, then you may have been more than a hard drive crash.

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