New OS install boot issues
I got a computer from work for free (they were throwing them out).
It's an NEC PowerMate 2000, P3-800.
I purchased a new HDD and XP Home. I kept getting a boot error
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0 (build 071)
For Accton EN1207D/EN2242A Series PCI Fast Ethernet Controller
Searching the web resulted in finding out that the PC is trying to boot from the network first, regardless of the boot order I set in BIOS.
(I assume because the PC was accessible by the public, the administrator restricted access to pretty much everything except web browsing, hence why I purchased a new HDD hoping it would solve the problem.)
I've been unable to even disable the network boot option either. The option isnt there, just the order of boot sequence.
I hope I havent wasted $200....please help.