Starting from yesterday I got the following messages when I boot up my Thinkpad T60:
Initializing Intel(R) Boot Agent GE v1.2.31
PXE-E05: The LAN adapter's configuation is corrupted or has not been initialized. The Boot Agent cannot continue.
After a while I got this:
Expansion ROM not initialized - PCI on Motherboard
Bus:00, Device:00, Function:00
After I pressed ESC, everything looks normal, but there must be something goes wrong.
Having a search in Google, someone suggested to disable the internal network option ROM option in the BIOS, but this is obviously only a workaround. There is a discussion thread related to the issue, haven't read it yet.
Quite busy now, let me deal with it later.
Forget to mention, I have followed the instructions here: disabling the "Read Network ROM on Startup" under "Config/Networking" in the BIOS. Saved the settings and restarted, the message was gone, and the Ethernet card is still working. This should be just a workaround as I *thought* (yes, thought only) this setting was enabled since I get this notebook and got no problem. Has anyone contacted Lenovo support? What's their official explanation to the problem?