I'd like to how to recover from a PXE error. I've been trying to find the answer to this for months, but get nowhere.
When I try to boot up my system, I get a PXE 053 error. Used to be, with this erratic problem I could disconnect the router from the box and it'd start up. However, for the last 6 days, I've not been able to get it to do anything.
First, my system:
dual processor 733/133
40 GB C drive, 80 GB D drive
512 meg RAM
The machine is about 6 years old.
It appears that neither the CD, floppy nor hard drive are being seen at the initial startup. It goes through an initial POST at which time it sees none of the drives, then starts on some sort of secondary BIOS utility during which time it finds a primary and secondary master. Next, it loads up MBA followed by PXE. It loads PXE then tries to find DHCP, at which time it crashes. I get a PXE 053 "no boot filename received" message, followed by "insert system disk and press enter" message. However, inserting my system disk into the CD has no effect, since the CD apparently is not being seen at this point.
It was recommended at another site that I replace the CMOS battery. I did that ... and it had no effect.
The hard drive is fine.
The cables are all tight and in the right places.
This computer has been doing quite well, except for this issue. Prior to this issue, there had been no hardware or software changes.