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Why does my Dell Latitude C800 Portable Computer Reboot Automatically When Mini PCI is Set as the First Boot Option (PXE Booting)? - Technical Tip - 165369




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The PXE-Boot code tries to query for the MAC address of the 3C556 card while the PXE-Boot ROM is running.

When you attempt PXE booting on a Latitude C800 with a 3Com® 3C556 Mini PCI combo card installed, the computer may reboot.

If Mini PCI is set as the first bootable device in the BIOS boot list, the system may reboot when the PXE-Boot code tries to query for the MAC address of the 3C556 card while the PXE-Boot ROM is running. This occurs after restarting from Microsoft® Windows® 2000 or Windows Millennium Edition (Me).



 
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Última fecha de modificación: 08/02/2010 12:00 AM


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