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I installed that adapter so i could do a direct LAN to my friends computer without having to use the router and now every time i boot it stops for like 10 sec to load the stupid boot agent, is there any way to disable that?
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If it's onboard the only way to disable is by going into the BIOS and disable
the option ROM. I think there's a way also with HBA nics with intel gigabit Pro IIRC you have to hit CRTL+S.
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Originally Posted by dhenzjhen;14593808 
If it's onboard the only way to disable is by going into the BIOS and disable
the option ROM. I think there's a way also with HBA nics with intel gigabit Pro IIRC you have to hit CRTL+S.

No its a PCI adapter the model is in the OP.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Smoblikat;14594102 
No its a PCI adapter the model is in the OP.


During option ROM initialization do you see any stuff like CRTL+S
to configure the LAN? If not then the option ROM is fixed and you
cannot do anything.
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Edit

Is this agent starting in what seems like dos, OR in windows? Below = windows support

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win7? Why not just open up msconfig, and check startup or services? Cause it might need to be just taken outta there entirely.

Perhaps even load ccleaner, it's a nicer/cleaner interface to see the startup items, and also cleanup a tonne of temp files to. smile.gif

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Le_Loup;14594236 
win7? Why not just open up msconfig, and check startup or services? Cause it might need to be just taken outta there entirely.

Perhaps even load ccleaner, it's a nicer/cleaner interface to see the startup items, and also cleanup a tonne of temp files to. smile.gif

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His problem is during boot up hangs for 10 seconds because of that Intel option ROM not within the OS.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dhenzjhen;14594252 
His problem is during boot up hangs for 10 seconds because of that Intel option ROM not within the OS.

Perhaps seating said nic in another slot? If previously it didn't do it, but now does, it's post bios, pre windows... Part of the startup, and possibly a windows update may have done this. However, denying the windows update/bootup update, may save you the hassle of running into this?

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Originally Posted by Le_Loup;14594470 
Perhaps seating said nic in another slot? If previously it didn't do it, but now does, it's post bios, pre windows... Part of the startup, and possibly a windows update may have done this. However, denying the windows update/bootup update, may save you the hassle of running into this?

- Le_Loup

I just installed it a few hours ago. After it goes through my IDE thing, and after the RAID thing it says initializing intel boot agent v2.6 and then for 10 sec it says its looking for a LAN cable to boot from, then it just goes to windows. So its not windows at all, rather a BIOS thing. I read support stuff saying that i can burn some stuff to a floppy and boot itno DoS and flash the firmware to stop this, except i dont have a floppy and i dont know if a USB will work, plus i have no idea what they are talking about since there arent any dos apps that come in the package im told to download.
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For bootable usb, this might help ya! And it'll get ya into the dos format/you can store the firmware for the card on it to.

http://www.bootdisk.com/pendrive.htm
    
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Originally Posted by Le_Loup;14594690 
For bootable usb, this might help ya! And it'll get ya into the dos format/you can store the firmware for the card on it to.

http://www.bootdisk.com/pendrive.htm

Thanks, i already had the HP USB thing because i tried to flash my GTX 465 to a 470, is it OK if i use the DOS files from that ppackage instead of the ones on the site you listed?

Should i format my USB to FAT or FAT 32, i didnt think DOS supported FAT32.

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=19186
So im downloading this, and all i do is pu the exe in the flash drive and try to boot into it right? I really need help with this, do i need to create an autoexec?
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