Atheros PCIE Ethernet Controller Error: "Check Cable Connection" at Boot-Up(R2)

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  1. DeeVu

    DeeVu That Compsci/Psych Major

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    Its not too big of a deal. It only adds 2seconds to boot up but it says that there is an error with the PCIE Ethernet Controller and to "Check Cable Connection." I installed the Atheros Driver to no avail. I just reformatted my drive to start fresh and get rid of small bugs like this. Any ideas on what this is a result of?


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    Wow. Fixed it. I had to revert the boot order which was screwed up when I had to start up from CD.

    It was trying to boot from network instead of hard drive.
     
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    I'm having the same issue with my brother's laptop. Do you remember the boot order you had everything in for it to work?
     
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    Just make sure network boot is last or disabled.
     
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    I have set the network boot to last but I still get the error when it tries to start itself up.

    EDIT: I figured out how to disable the network boot instead of just giving it the last priority, and now when it starts up I get "No bootable device -- Please restart system_"

    Any idea what this means and what I should do about it?
     
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