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I've now been blogging here since 2007! ...Wow, has it been that long already?! Over the years, I've covered a wide array of subjects from scripting, troubleshooting, to the occasional hobby project. I have literally heard from thousands of you over the years with questions or even just offering me a bit of thanks!

Recently, I quit my full-time job and started work on an IT business, Rhythm IT Solutions, helping other IT departments manage their IT environments. We're offering consulting & professional services (Office 365 Migrations, Network Discovery, Firewall Management, etc...) as well as Endpoint Management (AV, Patch Management EDR, Managed Backup, etc...)



If there is something (on my blog or not) that you could use some additional help with, I would LOVE to hear from you! Please feel free to reach out to me using the contact links here or the contact form on Rhythm's website.

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I am using VirtualBox v4.1.16 r78094 on a Windows 7 x64 PC and my VM’s networking configuration is configured in “bridged” mode. As I was working on capturing a Windows 7 image to deploy for my company, I came across a strange issue. My VirtualBox VM was unable to PXE boot into the WDS environment. Other physical machines were not having an issue, just the VirtualBox VMs. When attempting to PXE boot, I would see this error.

FATAL: Could not read from the boot medium!  System halted. FATAL: Could not read from the boot medium! System halted.

In the above screenshot my virtual network card was in bridged mode with the adapter type set to “Intel PRO/1000 MT Desktop (82540EM)”. To troubleshoot and see if the adapter type was the issue I changed it to “PCnet-FAST III (Am79C973)”. Doing this, I was able to get a little further, but still had problems.

Downloaded WDSNBP...  Architecture: x64   TFTP download failed   FATAL: Could not read from the boot medium!  System halted. Downloaded WDSNBP…
Architecture: x64
TFTP download failed
FATAL: Could not read from the boot medium! System halted.

After some research I found that I needed to install the Orcale VM VirtualBox Extension Pack. It can be downloaded from the VirtualBox.org Download Page. Once installed, I changed the Adapter type back to “Intel PRO/1000 MT Desktop (82540EM)” and was able to successfully boot into the WDS environment!



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I've now been blogging here since 2007! ...Wow, has it been that long already?! Over the years, I've covered a wide array of subjects from scripting, troubleshooting, to the occasional hobby project. I have literally heard from thousands of you over the years with questions or even just offering me a bit of thanks!

Recently, I quit my full-time job and started work on an IT business, Rhythm IT Solutions, helping other IT departments manage their IT environments. We're offering consulting & professional services (Office 365 Migrations, Network Discovery, Firewall Management, etc...) as well as Endpoint Management (AV, Patch Management EDR, Managed Backup, etc...)



If there is something (on my blog or not) that you could use some additional help with, I would LOVE to hear from you! Please feel free to reach out to me using the contact links here or the contact form on Rhythm's website.

For those wondering, I do plan on continuing my work on the blog. So don't worry! There are plenty of Greg Strike posts yet to come! 😊 Thanks for stopping by!

PLEASE READ FIRST!





Gregory Strike

Husband, father, IT dude & blogger wrapped up into one good looking package.