Boot Method RPL, PXE, ICP/IP, Network...

Gateway / 650
July 24, 2009 at 09:41:01
Specs: Windows XP
I have an old, old, old, old Gateway computer. It has 20 gigs of memory. Seriously. I have to tilt it so that it works for extended periods of time, and when I don't do that and try to start it up, I get the following message:

Boot Method: RPL (then PXE, TCP/IP, Network)

I'd like to know what that means exactly, and what I can do to fix my computer. Far as it sounds, it seems like a hardware issue, but still. Another opinion (free opinion lol) would be nice.

Also, I'd like to know if there is a specific piece of hardware that controls this.

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July 24, 2009 at 10:15:26
First you have a hard disk with 20G capacity. You do not have 20G of memory.

Thr error sugests that the computer it trying to boot from the network from a non-existant BOOT ROM on the Netework Interface Card after exhausting all other possiblities.

Go into BIOS and check that the hard disk and CD/DVD drive are in the boot order and check that they are recognised by the BIOS. If you have to tilt the machine that suggests a lose connection somewhere.


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July 24, 2009 at 10:30:14
Ah, thank you! ^^

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