Asus X541NA cant boot PXE or USB

Discussion in 'Mobile and Portable' started by tcntad, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

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    #1 tcntad, Jul 12, 2018
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2018
    Hey

    As the title says, the damn laptop cant boot from PXE or USB. I need some serious help!

    * Latest UEFI. Secure boot control and Fast Boot are both disabled!
    * I cant find CSM anywhere

    * I tried two USB-drives which are working in Windows and recognized by UEFI. I cant choose it as boot device
    * I tried both USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports

    *I can PXE/USB boot another laptop, a VM and my gaming computer without problems. A quick message pop ups and it returns to UEFI, i cant see what it says. Boot option is "UEFI PXE Boot IPv4"

    I guess I can format it and create a bootable partition on the drive and put it back in the laptop but its some work Id rather skip.

    Any ideas??


    EDIT EDIT: I recorded a slowmo video of the PXE boot and found that there is a TFTP error

    Exact MSG:

    Station IP address is 192.168.1.33

    Server IP address is 192.168.1.10
    NBP filename is boot\x64\wdsmgfw.efi
    NBP filesize is 0 bytes
    PXE-E23: Client recieved TFTP error from server
     
  2. Michaela Joy

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    Maybe it's a bug in the BIOS. Are there any BIOS updates for the laptop?

    The other possibility is to downgrade the BIOS to a previous version.
     
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  3. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

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    But its not, thats whats sad:(
     
  4. tcntad

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    #5 tcntad, Jul 12, 2018
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2018
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    its updated to the latest but it was the same issues with previous version installed.


    I added the error message when trying to PXE boot in my first post..