After weekend maintenance and updates a user has contacted the Help Desk where you work stating their computer is not booting. After evaluating the user's PC you notice it is incorrectly attempting to boot over PXE. What step should you do next?
Restart the PC and boot to the HDD or SSD
Reconfigure the BIOS boot order to prioritize the local disk
Boot into safe mode and correct the PXE network address
Replace the failing HDD or SDD causing PXE failover to trigger
PXE (Preboot Execution Environment) is an option for booting an operating system from an image that lives on a remote server. As the question states PXE is the incorrect boot option for this user the fix is to boot into the BIOS and change the boot order to instead boot to the local disk (SSD or HDD).
In computing, the Preboot eXecution Environment, PXE (most often pronounced as pixie, often called PXE Boot/pixie boot.) specification describes a standardized client–server environment that boots a software assembly, retrieved from a network, on PXE-enabled clients. On the client side it requires only a PXE-capable network interface controller (NIC), and uses a small set of industry-standard network protocols such as DHCP and TFTP.
The concept behind the PXE originated in the early days of protocols like BOOTP/DHCP/TFTP, and as of 2015 it forms part of the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) standard. In modern data centers, PXE is the most frequent choice for operating system booting, installation and deployment.