[SOLVED] Start PXE over iP4

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I am getting the message shown above while turning on a Dell PC. Without digging into the Laptops specs (yet). Three things have happened.
Replaced a router, plugged a LAN cable into the Laptop AND uninstalled a piece a software I had never seen before called Lava Soft Web Companion. I know that there are a lot of moving parts here.

I am running Bitdefender and the Scans don't find anything. I do stay up with BitDefender updates.

According to my research, "Start PXE over iP4(6) can be fixed in the BIOS as far as Load order. After a Windows 10 uninstall, does it matter if remnants of the Lava Soft Web Companion items remain in the Registry? I have not looked for this but read that this is the behavior sometimes.

The laptop is now running off of the WiFi again. When but the machine launches slow the screen displays "Start PXE over iP4".

Any cause for alarm, ideas or feedback? Thanks in advance.
 

Ralston18

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Lava Soft:

https://www.shouldiremoveit.com/Web-Companion-128861-program.aspx#:~:text=Web Companion is a software program developed by,automatically start when any user boots the PC.

PXE - Pre - executions Environment:

https://www.tech-faq.com/pxe-boot.html

Note the BIOS Setup Utility Window shown in blue. Check for that screen and menu options. (It does appear that you have done so but verification is always good.

Otherwise -------

Look in Task Manager > Startup for anything related to Lava Soft that may be launching at startup.

Also look in Task Scheduler - much more cumbersome to grasp and work through. However, at least look for any relevant references.

How did you uninstall Lava Soft? Use its "uninstaller" (if there is one), Windows, or just deleted the host folders and files?

Consider reinstalling Lava Soft and then using the applicable uninstaller or Windows to uninstall and hopefully clean out any remaining pieces that were missed with the initial surprise installation.

Registry editing is a last resort and should only be attempted after a full system and registry backup.
 

Ralston18

Titan
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Lava Soft:

https://www.shouldiremoveit.com/Web-Companion-128861-program.aspx#:~:text=Web Companion is a software program developed by,automatically start when any user boots the PC.

PXE - Pre - executions Environment:

https://www.tech-faq.com/pxe-boot.html

Note the BIOS Setup Utility Window shown in blue. Check for that screen and menu options. (It does appear that you have done so but verification is always good.

Otherwise -------

Look in Task Manager > Startup for anything related to Lava Soft that may be launching at startup.

Also look in Task Scheduler - much more cumbersome to grasp and work through. However, at least look for any relevant references.

How did you uninstall Lava Soft? Use its "uninstaller" (if there is one), Windows, or just deleted the host folders and files?

Consider reinstalling Lava Soft and then using the applicable uninstaller or Windows to uninstall and hopefully clean out any remaining pieces that were missed with the initial surprise installation.

Registry editing is a last resort and should only be attempted after a full system and registry backup.
 

versionmanager

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Lava Soft:

https://www.shouldiremoveit.com/Web-Companion-128861-program.aspx#:~:text=Web Companion is a software program developed by,automatically start when any user boots the PC.

PXE - Pre - executions Environment:

https://www.tech-faq.com/pxe-boot.html

Note the BIOS Setup Utility Window shown in blue. Check for that screen and menu options. (It does appear that you have done so but verification is always good.

Otherwise -------

Look in Task Manager > Startup for anything related to Lava Soft that may be launching at startup.

Also look in Task Scheduler - much more cumbersome to grasp and work through. However, at least look for any relevant references.

How did you uninstall Lava Soft? Use its "uninstaller" (if there is one), Windows, or just deleted the host folders and files?

Consider reinstalling Lava Soft and then using the applicable uninstaller or Windows to uninstall and hopefully clean out any remaining pieces that were missed with the initial surprise installation.

Registry editing is a last resort and should only be attempted after a full system and registry backup.
I haven't been on the Board in a while. Thanks for your feedback!
 

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