Computer won't boot if network cable is connected

By ervee04 ·
This is very weird and the first time I encountered it. Computer wasn't booting up, I thought it was the PSU but it wasn't. I did more troubleshooting, and after a long process, i found out that it was the network cable!

Computer won't turn on if the network cable was connected but once you disconnect it, it will boot up. So to turn on the computer I discoonect the network cable and then connect it once it starts booting up.

DOes anybody have a solution for this? or has anybody encountered the same problem?


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Check the BIOS options

by oldbaritone In reply to Computer won't boot if ne ...

Check the BIOS options
and make sure the NIC is not an active boot device.

My first guess would be that the NIC is trying to retrieve a boot image from the network, and there isn't one. When the network cable is unplugged, it "knows" it can't boot from network and moves to the next available device.

If you can't disable network boot, make sure it's at the bottom of the Boot Device list, below the internal Hard Drive and CD drive.

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Like deja vu,

by Kenone In reply to Computer won't boot if ne ...

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