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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:10 am 
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I get this error when booting my mates T21:

PXE-E05 the LAN adapter's configuration has been corrupted or has not been initialized, the boot agent cannot continue.

I've tried googling for a soloution, also tried resetting BIOS defaults. Seems to be a similar thread on T60 group but no solution other then sending back to Lenovo, obviously not an option! any trouble shooting tips?

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 2:01 pm 
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That error comes up if the hard disk is not found/defective/not inserted properly.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:39 am 
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Thanks, it is an intermittent error, but will try reseating HDD.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:17 pm 
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Have you tried disabling the Network Boot option in BIOS?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:32 pm 
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virge wrote:
Have you tried disabling the Network Boot option in BIOS?



No, where is that option? The error will disappear then raise it's ugly head again some time later.

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