Seems the server is trying to boot from onboard NIC. It could be due to a failed hard drive. Can you still go to BIOS by pressing F2 during POST?
Yes, edwardzh, I can still go to BIOS and setup a different boot order.
Funny thing is, I have set the windows startup disk (WD 500Gb) to be the goto drive. Would you recommend disconnecting the other hard drives so I can at least get a successful windows boot and go from there? (I probably should have done that already. Will try as soon as I come home tonight.)
Thank you so much for your help, it is much appreciated!
I realy need some help here.
I ran a boot-repair with the Ubuntu live-cd and I ran into the followng message:
"The boot of your PC is in legacy mode, You may want to retry after changing it to EFI mode."
So I went into the BIOS and changed the settings to
Optimized EFI: enabled
Yes, that was yet another mistake.
Now when I boot I cannot access the BIOS anymore (I just get a black screen).
Please advise if you can. I will be enormously grateful!!!
When I run ubuntu live before I poked around and all the disks seem to be working fine.
Also, I did run a boot-repair the first time around and this is the link that was returned:
(after this initial repair did not work I tried again and that is when I turned to Optimized EFI, please help!!!)
You can perform a CMOS clear. Follow section 7.1.1 of the board Technical product specification.
Next time when you enable "EFI Optimized Boot" in BIOS, you may want to also enable "Use Legacy Video for EFI OS" at the same time.
Thank you so much for your help! Will do this tonight.