I have a Win 2k machine which slows down after a couple of hours and occasionally locks up with the following error message.....Client Mac Adr **** PXE-E53 No boot filename received. PXE-MOF Exiting Intel PXE-ROM Drive Not Ready - System Halted. A hard reboot starts the sequence again ie from running ok to slowdown to lock up. Is the hdd failing or should I be looking elsewhere for the problem. Any pointers before I start lashing out unnecessary money would be appreciated.
Yes the machine is on a network and all other machines on the network are working fine. Because the machine starts off ok and gradually falls over the network configuration is presumably ok which made me think of hardware. Suppose the NIC could be failing as it gets hotter? What do you think?
Thanks for the links Big Elf....looks promising. I`ll reload all the network configurations in case one is corrupt as a starter and see where we go from there. Thanks for your help, I`ll leave the thread open and post back with a progress report. Cheers.