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Error: PXE-E53: No boot filename received

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Hello Everyone,

Has anyone ever seen the error message below, when trying to open a vm that has been copied from another machine?

Network boot from Intel E1000

CLIENT MAC ADDRESS: XX XX XX XX XX XX  GUID: XXXXXXXX -XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX
Error: PXE-E53: No boot filename received
PXE-M0F: Existing Intel PXE ROM
Operating System Not Found

Thanks in advance!
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You must have the vmware bios set to network boot first.

If it stays there, then it doesn't recognise the bootdisk as bootable.
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by:Abhilash
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Looks like your OS is failing to load. IS it a windows machine? How exactly did you copy it?
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The virtual disk is missing or corrupted, and is default booting from the Network, not the virtual disk.

Check there is a virtual disk attached?

Check there were no snapshots when you moved the VM?
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by:Manjunath Sullad
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You can hit Enter to continue the boot device search.

Also cross verify BIOS settings and boot orders.
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