I have recently installed windows Xp on my laptop and have noticed a pre-boot execution when I start it up.
It says something like:
"Yukon PXE v220.127.116.11
Pre-Boot execution environment (PXE) v2.1"
It then does some media cable check which it always seems to fail. And then windows loads up normally.
So whats the problem you ask? It's just annoying me. I have never seen this before on any computer or laptop (including this one) and delays windows start-up by a minute or so, and does nothing as far as I can tell.
I have read through this and still don't understand as to why I have it or need it.
Any clues as to what is going on and how to stop it?
you could try hitting windows key + r , then typing in Msconfig , going to startup and trying to find whats causing the problem?
I'm sorry, I don't understand. Isn't that the list of programs that are started when windows is loaded?
This problem (I suppose it's not really a problem, more of an annoyance) happens before windows is loaded, hence the program causing the problem wouldn't be on the list.
PXE booting is disabled in the BIOS of your computer.
This next advice is at your own risk! Dont do it if you are not happy playing in the BIOS of your machine.
You need to bring up the BIOS screen which is usually something like F10 when your computer starts. Your PC may have a prompt like press "key" to enter setup which is the one you need to press
Then you will have to find the section that deals with either LAN Boot or PXE boot and turn it off.
Save the settings and restart your PC to affect the changes.
Thanks, that solved it
Should have thought of that myself though