What is Novell NetWare and how to get rid of it?



Today I set out doing a clean reinstall on WindowsXP Pro
on my 2.5 year old desktop machine (1.5ghz Pentium4,
256mb RAM). There was no particular problem with the
previous install - I just decided to do a clean reinstall
in order to get rid of all the junk and clutter
accumulated. Well, I've done it three times already today
and after every attempt this is the problem: after
installation is complete and Windows is up and running
whenever I start the computer after the boot screen I see

Novell NetWare Ready Firmware v 1.00 (940810)
(c)Copyright 1991-1994 Novell Inc. All Rights Reserved
VIA PCI 10/100Mb Fast Ethernet Adapter v 3.33 (11/09/2001)

Analysing network Media type, this will take several

RPL-ROM-ADR: 0007 95A4 E5E0


---- and here the numbers sloooowly go up from 1 to 200
(takes about 5 minutes or so) and then WinXP starts up
and everything works fine. Now, where could this Novell
thing come from and how do I get rid of it? It's really
annoying having to wait over 5 minutes for the computer
to start! Thanks for any help!


Cari \(MS-MVP\)

Go into the BIOS and set the Primary Boot Device as the Floppy, the
Secondary as the CD and the Tertiary (third) device as the Hard drive.
Currently it's set to look for another PC on the Network to boot from.


Thank you! I've actually thought about this before but
your advice made me come back and look into this area
again. Turned out I made a mistake and specified IDE-1
instead of IDE-0 as my boot device. Now it's all cool!
Mar 4, 2013
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Check the pins on your hard drive. If a pin is broken the hard drive will not be reconized as installed. If a pin is bent maybe you can straigten it..... if it is broken you will need another hard drive.

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