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Confused - My PC keep trying to boot from LAN

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Ok...I've stumble upon a very annoying problem. Here's the deal: I've just installed a fresh copy of Windows Server 2003 on an old IBM machine that has P3 processor with 20GB Hard Drive, and 256MB RAM.
When I power up, it keeps trying to load from the LAN adapter. And it tells me to "Press Home to exit RPL
loader". When I go into BIOS configuration setup, I noticed that I had the boot sequence to HD first, then Floppy
Drive. Booting from network is not even on the startup sequence. I have also change my BIOs setting to default and it keeps trying to boot from the network card.

If I press "Home" exit RPL loader, then Windows Server 2003 loads up properly. But it is just annoying to have
the PC trying to boot from the network at startup. I can't think of any logical reason as to why it is doing this.
Can someone shed some light regarding this matter? I can't think of anything else I can do. Any input will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Generally speaking, you don't reboot servers too often...that said...

I think the clue here is the old IBM machine....look for a setting that says something like harddisk pre-delay, or something similar. Older PCs, built when harddrives took a while to spin up, had a harddrive setting called pre-delay, which allowed the drive to spin up to speed before the motherboard switched control to the OS.

You can lengthen the pre-delay a couple seconds, or try putting the floppy, then cd-rom, then drive.
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