Look in your BIOS for a setting called 'Network Boot', and turn it off.
My WinXP Pro SP2 P4 desktop takes a very long time to boot. The time seems to be spent in a routine MBA (Managed Boot Agent) V4.30, which is provided by LAN Works Technology Co. of 3M Corp. The process identified is a boot execution executive named PXE V2.20. Since there is no LAN present on which a boot file is located, the process completes with "No boot file found." The booting process proceeds with the OS file located on the C drive. Is there a way to safely eliminate the MBA step?
Thanks for your assistance.