Strange mesages on boot

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Hi,
I am getting strange messages while in the boot process.
While booting and after the memory check page the strange messages start
appearing as follows:

In the top left it says "Realtek RTL81399(A/B/C)/ RTL8130 Boot Agent"
Press shift-F10 to configure.

Next at the verifying DMI pool data page it states:
Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0(build 081)
Copyright(c) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation.

For Realtek RTL8139(A/B/C)/ RTL8130 PCI Fast Ethernet Controller
v2.11(001205)
PXE-E61: media test failure, check cable
PXE-MOF: Exiting PXE Rom.

It then proceeds to the Windows ME logo and goes to the "verifying pool data
screen" again with the same as previous message:
Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0(BUILD 082)
Copyright(c) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation

For Realtek RTL8139(A/B/C)/ RTL8130 PCI Fast Ethernet Controller
v2.11(001205).
PXE- E61: media test failure, check cable.
PXE- MOF: exiting PXE Rom.

Windows ME then loads as normal. Keep in mind that the Realtek RTL8139 is my
network adapter.

What is causing these messages and how to stop them from appearing.
Thanks for any support on
this issue.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    This problem has nothing to do with Win Me but rather is being output by
    your system bios before the operating system is loaded. The messages
    suggest that your system bios might be attempting to boot from a network
    resource via the NIC and when this fails boots normally from the hard
    disk. I think the first thing I would do would be to check the boot order
    in the bios.
    --
    Mike Maltby
    mike.maltby@gmail.com


    Carmel <Carmel@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    > Hi,
    > I am getting strange messages while in the boot process.
    > While booting and after the memory check page the strange messages
    > start appearing as follows:
    >
    > In the top left it says "Realtek RTL81399(A/B/C)/ RTL8130 Boot Agent"
    > Press shift-F10 to configure.
    >
    > Next at the verifying DMI pool data page it states:
    > Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0(build 081)
    > Copyright(c) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation.
    >
    > For Realtek RTL8139(A/B/C)/ RTL8130 PCI Fast Ethernet Controller
    > v2.11(001205)
    > PXE-E61: media test failure, check cable
    > PXE-MOF: Exiting PXE Rom.
    >
    > It then proceeds to the Windows ME logo and goes to the "verifying
    > pool data screen" again with the same as previous message:
    > Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0(BUILD 082)
    > Copyright(c) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
    >
    > For Realtek RTL8139(A/B/C)/ RTL8130 PCI Fast Ethernet Controller
    > v2.11(001205).
    > PXE- E61: media test failure, check cable.
    > PXE- MOF: exiting PXE Rom.
    >
    > Windows ME then loads as normal. Keep in mind that the Realtek
    > RTL8139 is my network adapter.
    >
    > What is causing these messages and how to stop them from appearing.
    > Thanks for any
    > support on this issue.
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    Ok, Mike.
    The Bios shoes floppy, harddrive then cd rom in that order.

    "Mike M" wrote:

    > This problem has nothing to do with Win Me but rather is being output by
    > your system bios before the operating system is loaded. The messages
    > suggest that your system bios might be attempting to boot from a network
    > resource via the NIC and when this fails boots normally from the hard
    > disk. I think the first thing I would do would be to check the boot order
    > in the bios.
    > --
    > Mike Maltby
    > mike.maltby@gmail.com
    >
    >
    > Carmel <Carmel@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >
    > > Hi,
    > > I am getting strange messages while in the boot process.
    > > While booting and after the memory check page the strange messages
    > > start appearing as follows:
    > >
    > > In the top left it says "Realtek RTL81399(A/B/C)/ RTL8130 Boot Agent"
    > > Press shift-F10 to configure.
    > >
    > > Next at the verifying DMI pool data page it states:
    > > Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0(build 081)
    > > Copyright(c) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation.
    > >
    > > For Realtek RTL8139(A/B/C)/ RTL8130 PCI Fast Ethernet Controller
    > > v2.11(001205)
    > > PXE-E61: media test failure, check cable
    > > PXE-MOF: Exiting PXE Rom.
    > >
    > > It then proceeds to the Windows ME logo and goes to the "verifying
    > > pool data screen" again with the same as previous message:
    > > Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0(BUILD 082)
    > > Copyright(c) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
    > >
    > > For Realtek RTL8139(A/B/C)/ RTL8130 PCI Fast Ethernet Controller
    > > v2.11(001205).
    > > PXE- E61: media test failure, check cable.
    > > PXE- MOF: exiting PXE Rom.
    > >
    > > Windows ME then loads as normal. Keep in mind that the Realtek
    > > RTL8139 is my network adapter.
    > >
    > > What is causing these messages and how to stop them from appearing.
    > > Thanks for any
    > > support on this issue.
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    Check the NIC properties.

    On Sat, 30 Jul 2005 20:52:08 -0700, Carmel wrote:

    > Ok, Mike.
    > The Bios shoes floppy, harddrive then cd rom in that order.
    >
    > "Mike M" wrote:
    >
    >> This problem has nothing to do with Win Me but rather is being output by
    >> your system bios before the operating system is loaded. The messages
    >> suggest that your system bios might be attempting to boot from a network
    >> resource via the NIC and when this fails boots normally from the hard
    >> disk. I think the first thing I would do would be to check the boot order
    >> in the bios.
    >> --
    >> Mike Maltby
    >> mike.maltby@gmail.com
    >>
    >>
    >> Carmel <Carmel@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Hi,
    >>> I am getting strange messages while in the boot process.
    >>> While booting and after the memory check page the strange messages
    >>> start appearing as follows:
    >>>
    >>> In the top left it says "Realtek RTL81399(A/B/C)/ RTL8130 Boot Agent"
    >>> Press shift-F10 to configure.
    >>>
    >>> Next at the verifying DMI pool data page it states:
    >>> Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0(build 081)
    >>> Copyright(c) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation.
    >>>
    >>> For Realtek RTL8139(A/B/C)/ RTL8130 PCI Fast Ethernet Controller
    >>> v2.11(001205)
    >>> PXE-E61: media test failure, check cable
    >>> PXE-MOF: Exiting PXE Rom.
    >>>
    >>> It then proceeds to the Windows ME logo and goes to the "verifying
    >>> pool data screen" again with the same as previous message:
    >>> Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0(BUILD 082)
    >>> Copyright(c) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
    >>>
    >>> For Realtek RTL8139(A/B/C)/ RTL8130 PCI Fast Ethernet Controller
    >>> v2.11(001205).
    >>> PXE- E61: media test failure, check cable.
    >>> PXE- MOF: exiting PXE Rom.
    >>>
    >>> Windows ME then loads as normal. Keep in mind that the Realtek
    >>> RTL8139 is my network adapter.
    >>>
    >>> What is causing these messages and how to stop them from appearing.
    >>> Thanks for any
    >>> support on this issue.
    >>
    >>


    --
    Norman
    ~Win dain a lotica, En vai tu ri, Si lo ta
    ~Fin dein a loluca, En dragu a sei lain
    ~Vi fa-ru les shutai am, En riga-lint
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    I went into the RTL8130 boot agent settings via the <shift/f10> keys at boot,
    and the settings are as follows;
    > Network Boot Protocol= PXE or RPL.
    > Boot order= Int 18h, Int 19h, PNP/BEV or
    ROM disable.
    > Show config message= enable or disable.
    > Show message time= 3 sec, 5 sec or 8 sec.

    Is this where I should make changes or should I make the changes in the
    BIOS?
    I hope this helps....



    "Mike M" wrote:

    > This problem has nothing to do with Win Me but rather is being output by
    > your system bios before the operating system is loaded. The messages
    > suggest that your system bios might be attempting to boot from a network
    > resource via the NIC and when this fails boots normally from the hard
    > disk. I think the first thing I would do would be to check the boot order
    > in the bios.
    > --
    > Mike Maltby
    > mike.maltby@gmail.com
    >
    >
    > Carmel <Carmel@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >
    > > Hi,
    > > I am getting strange messages while in the boot process.
    > > While booting and after the memory check page the strange messages
    > > start appearing as follows:
    > >
    > > In the top left it says "Realtek RTL81399(A/B/C)/ RTL8130 Boot Agent"
    > > Press shift-F10 to configure.
    > >
    > > Next at the verifying DMI pool data page it states:
    > > Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0(build 081)
    > > Copyright(c) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation.
    > >
    > > For Realtek RTL8139(A/B/C)/ RTL8130 PCI Fast Ethernet Controller
    > > v2.11(001205)
    > > PXE-E61: media test failure, check cable
    > > PXE-MOF: Exiting PXE Rom.
    > >
    > > It then proceeds to the Windows ME logo and goes to the "verifying
    > > pool data screen" again with the same as previous message:
    > > Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0(BUILD 082)
    > > Copyright(c) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
    > >
    > > For Realtek RTL8139(A/B/C)/ RTL8130 PCI Fast Ethernet Controller
    > > v2.11(001205).
    > > PXE- E61: media test failure, check cable.
    > > PXE- MOF: exiting PXE Rom.
    > >
    > > Windows ME then loads as normal. Keep in mind that the Realtek
    > > RTL8139 is my network adapter.
    > >
    > > What is causing these messages and how to stop them from appearing.
    > > Thanks for any
    > > support on this issue.
    >
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    Not being familiar with the bios or even knowing the motherboard you have
    I can't really comment but regardless of the boot order it does appear
    that your system is trying to boot from the LAN before the hard disk. I
    can see similar results to what you are seeing if I set my Toshiba to boot
    from the LAN and don't have it connected when booting. Check again as it
    is possible that there is an additional setting to the boot order that
    invokes booting from the LAN before trying Floppy | HD | CD-ROM.
    --
    Mike Maltby
    mike.maltby@gmail.com


    Carmel <Carmel@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    > I went into the RTL8130 boot agent settings via the <shift/f10> keys
    > at boot, and the settings are as follows;
    > > Network Boot Protocol= PXE or RPL.
    > > Boot order= Int 18h, Int 19h,
    > PNP/BEV or ROM disable.
    > > Show config message= enable or
    > disable. > Show message time= 3 sec, 5
    > sec or 8 sec.
    >
    > Is this where I should make changes or should I make the changes in
    > the BIOS?
    > I hope this helps....
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    Sorry not mentioning the specifics.
    I have an Award 6.00PG (8/12/2002). I went back into the BIOS and saw a
    mention of an "Onboard Lan Boot Rom". It was set to enable so I disabled it.
    I rebooted and no more messages from the "Boot Agent". No problems loading
    into Windows and no problems connecting to the web.

    How could have this setting have changed without my acknowledgement?
    Any thoughts on updating or flashing my BIOS. Should I consider this
    option to my BIOS?

    "Mike M" wrote:

    > Not being familiar with the bios or even knowing the motherboard you have
    > I can't really comment but regardless of the boot order it does appear
    > that your system is trying to boot from the LAN before the hard disk. I
    > can see similar results to what you are seeing if I set my Toshiba to boot
    > from the LAN and don't have it connected when booting. Check again as it
    > is possible that there is an additional setting to the boot order that
    > invokes booting from the LAN before trying Floppy | HD | CD-ROM.
    > --
    > Mike Maltby
    > mike.maltby@gmail.com
    >
    >
    > Carmel <Carmel@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >
    > > I went into the RTL8130 boot agent settings via the <shift/f10> keys
    > > at boot, and the settings are as follows;
    > > > Network Boot Protocol= PXE or RPL.
    > > > Boot order= Int 18h, Int 19h,
    > > PNP/BEV or ROM disable.
    > > > Show config message= enable or
    > > disable. > Show message time= 3 sec, 5
    > > sec or 8 sec.
    > >
    > > Is this where I should make changes or should I make the changes in
    > > the BIOS?
    > > I hope this helps....
    >
    >
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    Carmel,

    I'm pleased to read that you found the setting in the bios that was causing
    the problem at bootup and that you've now solved the problem. As to how
    this setting might have got changed is a bit of a mystery. This could just
    possibly be the result of having picked up some unwanted malware on your
    system otherwise I don't really have anything to suggest.

    As for whether you should flash your bios to a later version this rather
    depends on whether the newer version contains any features that you require.
    The general rule here is often to leave well alone rather than to update for
    updates sake.

    Regards.
    --
    Mike Maltby
    mike.maltby@gmail.com


    "Carmel" <Carmel@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote ...

    > Sorry not mentioning the specifics.
    > I have an Award 6.00PG (8/12/2002). I went back into the BIOS and saw a
    > mention of an "Onboard Lan Boot Rom". It was set to enable so I disabled
    > it.
    > I rebooted and no more messages from the "Boot Agent". No problems loading
    > into Windows and no problems connecting to the web.
    >
    > How could have this setting have changed without my acknowledgement?
    > Any thoughts on updating or flashing my BIOS. Should I consider this
    > option to my BIOS?
  8. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    Thanks for your assistance, Mike.
    I will do some research on whether an updated BIOS would include some new
    features. Then I will evaluate according to my needs.

    "Mike M" wrote:

    > Carmel,
    >
    > I'm pleased to read that you found the setting in the bios that was causing
    > the problem at bootup and that you've now solved the problem. As to how
    > this setting might have got changed is a bit of a mystery. This could just
    > possibly be the result of having picked up some unwanted malware on your
    > system otherwise I don't really have anything to suggest.
    >
    > As for whether you should flash your bios to a later version this rather
    > depends on whether the newer version contains any features that you require.
    > The general rule here is often to leave well alone rather than to update for
    > updates sake.
    >
    > Regards.
    > --
    > Mike Maltby
    > mike.maltby@gmail.com
    >
    >
    > "Carmel" <Carmel@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote ...
    >
    > > Sorry not mentioning the specifics.
    > > I have an Award 6.00PG (8/12/2002). I went back into the BIOS and saw a
    > > mention of an "Onboard Lan Boot Rom". It was set to enable so I disabled
    > > it.
    > > I rebooted and no more messages from the "Boot Agent". No problems loading
    > > into Windows and no problems connecting to the web.
    > >
    > > How could have this setting have changed without my acknowledgement?
    > > Any thoughts on updating or flashing my BIOS. Should I consider this
    > > option to my BIOS?
    >
    >
    >
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