Why numerous ARP's from or 169.X.X.X

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S4 cores show repeated messages--(approx.5-10/sec) of "Recieved ARP on vlan XXXX but there is no path to the sender IP address (or 169.x.x.x )" Campus environment with 5000+ pc's   Is this normal behavior of MS pc's when they boot before they do DHCP?  Is this rate harmful?  Can it be eliminated?
thnks in advance
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Walt Witkowski

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Hi Walt, it seems normal as it is reported often and it is not harmful. 
This article explains the error and how to stop it from  being printed in the logs.