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Reinstalled XP Pro - boot up gives "client mac addr" and dhcp with rotating line

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Hi,
Reinstalled XP Pro - boot up gives "client mac addr" and dhcp with rotating line.  After a minute XP boots up.  There are no conflicts in device manager.  Please advise.

Thanks,
Joe
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Looks like it is trying for network boot? Go to the Bios and disable it.

Cheers,
Rajesh
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as rajesh says, its trying to boot from the network.  it will try and find  a dhcp server to get an ip address and find a server running a service to boot from, change the boot order to boot from the hard drive
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Or you can press ESCAPE whilst that message is displayed to abort Network Boot.
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You need to go in to the machine's BIOS and change the Boot order to make sure that the NIC or Network Card is selected as the last option.

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Thanks!
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