PC boots from network but can't access share to install OS
Posted 03 November 2011 - 11:03 PM
I've got an HP laptop with no CD/DVD drive and a corrupt OS - get BOOTMGR Missing on start up. I've downloaded tftpd32 to my Win XP laptop and got a Windows 7 CD. I've got the laptop to boot and it gets to the DOS prompt but I get system error 1231. IPCONFIG doesn't return anything and I can't ping the router from there or ping from the server laptop either. I suspect the client laptop is missing the NIC drivers, I've found the drivers online but how do I get them on the client PC? I've tried to put them on a USB key but whilst I can find it and find the files I can't run them, I get system can't find the file.
Can I add them in with the boot files for the PXE boot?
Posted 04 November 2011 - 03:42 AM
- fix Win XP by launching a Recovery Console from Win XP ISO, booted with Grub4DOS from a USB Stick
- install Win 7 from an ISO booted from a USB Stick.
Look for the Tutorials links in signature of steve6375 member posts.
Posted 04 November 2011 - 07:16 AM
I'll give the USB a go but I'd like to get the PXE boot working even if its just to see if I can,
Posted 05 November 2011 - 07:08 PM
You don't say what OS you are PXE booting to? Presumably not DOS. You can load drivers using DPINST and point it at the INF file. or if booting to Vista/Win7 WinPE, use drvload.
1 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users