When attempting to use WinPE to boot computers using WinPE with Broadcom NetXtreme II netowrk controller or chipset, the preboot begins looping at Restarting DHCP Services and never actually connects to the network.
Hardware manfacturer OEM drivers have been loaded to the PXE boot menu option, yet the computer will not successfully connect in WinPE.
Enhanced features of the NetXtreme II NIC require monolithic drivers from Broadcom direct in order to function properly in a WinPE environment.
The Monolithic drivers have now been added to the edited image. If there are multiple WinPE Boot Menu options, this process will need to be completed for each menu option.
Deployment Solution WinPE pre-boot on hardware having Broadcom NetXtreme II network controller or chipset.