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

mellyg

FPCH New Member
Joined
Jun 21, 2007
Messages
1
#1
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

M
 

londonles

FPCH Member
Joined
Apr 22, 2007
Messages
48
Location
Essex
PC Experience
Very Experienced
Operating System
Windows Vista - Home Premium
#2
hello

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

Les
 

danzil

FPCH Member
Joined
Jun 29, 2007
Messages
885
Location
Gloucestershire
PC Experience
Operating System
#3
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