Hanging Boot

I have a HP Desktop computer on Windows 7.1`that I restarted and has been running a routine I am not familiar with. I took a picture of the screen and saved it as a PDF which I have attached to this question.
Prior to restarting the PC, I had unchecked some start-up programs using MsConfig. None of the programs I unchecked were Microsoft or Intel.
Not sure if I should just let this run its course or do a 'hard' shutdown.
Can anyone shed some light on what is happening here?
Thanks
Hanging-Boot.pdf
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shambaladAsked:
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dustockCommented:
This is the PXE boot menu.  You should be able to press escape on your keyboard and bypass this.  If you go into the bios and re-order your boot priority to have your hard drive first you won't see this screen anymore.
shambaladAuthor Commented:
Had entered original post from another computer in the building. Went back to the PC in question. Unplugged the network cable in the back (was going to plug in a laptop). Just as I unplugged the cable from the back of the HP, it finished its boot. Don't know if it was a coincidence. Looking out in the Event Logs. Haven't found anything yet. Will look some more.
The system hung on the screen I attached a snapshot of for about an hour.
shambaladAuthor Commented:
Dustock - Just saw you message. I'll work with it and let you know. Thanks
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dustockCommented:
The reason it took so long was because it was looking for a PXE server to boot to.  Every company I have worked for in the past 10 years has used PXE boot to image computers.  So by unplugging the network cable it can't search anymore and stops processing.  Pressing the escape just tell it to quit looking.  Re-ordering your boot priority will fix this for sure.  You won't find anything in the event log for this.

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shambaladAuthor Commented:
At this point, I'm unable to replicate the problem. The Boot order appears to be OK. Another experience to put up on the shelf. I'm going to award you the points and close this out. Thank you. I do appreciate your assistance.
dustockCommented:
I'm not sure what you checked/unchecked in msconfig to kick that off, but I'm glad its gone away now.
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