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help, error during start-up, and not very good computer skills


FPCH New Member
Jun 21, 2007
I have recently completely reinstalled everything on my PC.
Now have simply windows xp professional, then I installed the drivers.

I get the internet to work through an ethernet connection,
I then installed an anti-virus downloaded from the net,
When I went to restart my computer, once the IP address had been found, it showed TFTP... I waited for a few minutes, and then TFTP: timeout appeared. I thought I was stuck on this screen but eventually through pressing escape managed to get back to the normal start-up. however as I pressed esc the message "exiting broadcom PXE Rom" appeared.

I have absolutely no idea what any of this means. What have I done wrong? How can I solve this?

Any help would be great! Thank you



FPCH Member
Apr 22, 2007
PC Experience
Very Experienced
Operating System
Windows Vista - Home Premium

TFTP - Trivial File Transfer Protocol is a process used by host adapters to talk to each other on first boot, because you also mention the problem "exiting Broadcom PXE" I would guess you have a host adapter problem. Try reinstalling the drivers for the broadcom network adapter and restart the pc



FPCH Member
Jun 29, 2007
PC Experience
Operating System
have you ran all relevant scans on your pc for spyware,mailware etc...i had a friend that had an tftp dos box popping up occasionally and this turned out to be a virus.
not saying yours is though,have you also tried updating your network card drivers.etc