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#1 kevslilbabe

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 07:21 PM

Well, here's the history. My husband bought this Dell Dimension 4400 at Goodwill. We got it plugged in and turned it on and we got this as it was booting:

Portions Copyright© 2000 Symantec Corporation

3Com Etherlink PCI DOS NDIS driver v5.2.2
ERROR: Network adapter not found or not responding.
ERROR: Initialization failure. Driver will not be installed
Press any key to continue....
MS-DOS LAN Manager v2.1 Netbind
IBM Netbind Version 2.1
Error: 33 unable to bind.
Microsoft ® Mouse Driver Version 8.20
Copyright © Microsoft Corp. 1983-1992.
Copyright © IBM Corp. 1992-1993
Mouse driver installed
Loading...
Network initialization failed: the DOS-mode client cannot proceed
No packet driver present
C:\GHOST>


Anyone know what the heck all that means?? I'm used to the computer just starting and going to windows. Seems to me like I don't have something to make it go anywhere. Do I need a GHOST disk to even get this thing to start? Can I get this GHOST off here? HELP!!! LOL!

Thanks for any advice. :thumbsup:
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Posted 23 March 2007 - 09:13 PM

Looks like a network Boot agent of some sort. Try accessing your BIOS (IE Press F2 for setup, or whatever it is on your pc when the computer turns on). Make sure the "BOOT SEQUENCE" is at:

1. CD ROM
2. FLOPPY
3. HDD-0

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 12:06 AM

Look in the BIOS (Setup) and make sure the PXE option is turned off. If it is on it will try to boot from a remote computer, which you do not have.
This option will be part of the Boot sequence.
It will look like

PXE
Floppy
DC
Hard drive


as your boot order. Simply remove the PXE from the boot order.
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Posted 24 March 2007 - 06:49 PM

thank you we will try
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Posted 24 March 2007 - 07:02 PM

they both didn't work
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Posted 24 March 2007 - 08:51 PM

Well looks like an existing boot agent for Norton Ghost is on there. What ghost does is it makes an "Image" of the contents of the computer. Say if your computer totally messes up, you can load a backed up ghost image and that will resotre your computer to whenever you performed the backup. Usually it will still allow you to get into windows. As a simple and last ditch effort, I would reformat the computer. Would probably be better for you anyways, it will make the computer run like new :thumbsup:

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