I`m new here. Does anyone know HOW i can restore the ethernet boot option to the BIOS boot list? I have a HP d530 base unit, running WinXPpro. The 'ethernet' boot option appeared on the list earlier, but I disabled it, thinking that it would make for a faster boot up. But here`s the thing - following a cloning that I tried to perform to a target HDD (which went wrong), neither my target nor original HDD would then boot up. So after getting booted up again, using Hirens boot CD 15.2, I then found that I couldn`t connect to the interenet (I use a WIRED connection). I then clicked on "Diagnose Connection" in 'Network diagnostics for Win XP'. I then got the following dialogue box, telling me:-
"Windows could not detect any wired or wireless network cards installed on your machine."
I`ve tried everything I can think of. I`ve been to device manager, and all drivers seem to be installed and there are no yellow exclamation marks there either. Recalling that I`d earlier disabled the ethernet boot option in BIOS, I then went into BIOS to re-enable it again - to see if that was the root of the problem (which I think it is!), but the ethernet option had totally disappeared from the boot list.....And, btw, everything else in BIOS pertaining to ethernet is enabled, as sometimes if certain other things are disabled (I`m told) it can make the ethernet option disappear.
So I`d greatly appreciate it if anyone can assist me......It would save me scrapping a good base unit, as everything else is working ok.