Template:Laptop Network Boot Guide

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How to Access the Free Geek Laptop Network Boot Menu Tools

☐ Plug in an ethernet cable from the workbench.
☐ Boot into BIOS.
☐ Find the section for setting boot options. Set the following boot order:

First:    Optical Drive
Second:   Hard Drive
Third:    Network Device (also called LAN, Onboard NIC, or PXE)
  • Disable or ignore other devices.

☐ Save changes and exit BIOS.
☐ The laptop should now automatically boot to the Network Boot Menu.

Troubleshooting steps:

  • Check the ethernet cable you are using for damage. These cables are used a lot, and wear out.
  • Double-check your BIOS boot order settings. They may not have saved for various reasons.
  • Check to see if there is a light on the laptop's ethernet port; this light shows that the port recognizes the cable. If you think the port is broken, ask your instructor for help.