View Full Version : Dell OptiPlex 760 will not boot from network (PXE)

31-12-2009, 03:25 PM
Hi all,

I have a PC at work that will not boot from the network I need to reimage (we use PXE + Ghost 8). When i attempt to boot via PXE, it times out before it can get an IP address - about 1 minute. Identical PCs get an IP fine if they boot from the network simultaneously.

As far as I know it used to work; the PC is about 4-5 months old.

The PC is a USFF beast and cannot accept a PCI NIC.

It does not appear on the list of hosts on the BOOTPTAB server (which all the other ones do), which is very weird.

I haven't got the PC with me here, I've just been googling for a solution and figured it'd be worth posting here too.

Off the top of my head I can't remember the BIOS revision, but I think it's above A03.


Speedy Gonzales
31-12-2009, 05:17 PM
I would make sure the BIOS is A03 or above. Since it looks like this prob affects it, if its below A03

31-12-2009, 08:40 PM
Thanks for that - I'll check it out when I get back to work :)

Speedy Gonzales
31-12-2009, 08:53 PM
A few sites, say A03+ SHOULD fix it