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    Problems PXE booting...

    Hi guys,

    We seem to have inherited a strange problem with PXE booting I'm hoping someone here can shed some light on.

    First our set up. We have a server used only for Ghost/RIS running Windows 2003 SP1. It has Ghost Solution Suite 2 and RIS installed. As part of RIS I've also installed emBoot v2. Under the Maintenance menu we are serving: 4 different ghost boot disk images, a BartPE image, Thinstation image, and (eventually) a DSL/Puppy Linux image.

    We have one set of laptops, a HP NX6310, with which this set up works no probs. It has worked on other machines in the past. But just recently on most machine we get the following error:

    PXE-E74: Bad or missing PXE menu and/or prompt information


    Now even thought this message comes up on most machines, the NX6310 PXE boots correctly. I've deleted the last added menu item - a DSL Linux trial - which was added two/three weeks back (this problem is no more than three days old), no joy.

    I've deleted everything except the basic WinXP image, no joy.

    I've uninstalled, and re-installed RIS, no joy.

    What am I missing here?

    Thanks

    Terry.

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    Have you got Option 43 set in DHCP? If so, have you tried removing it?

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    I found a post about option 43. I've checked all 3 DHCP servers, and no the option is not set.

    Also I've done a couple of more tests and the HP DC5750 desktop's can also PXE boot. However a VMWare virtual machine cannot and gives the same error as above!?!

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