New USB card will not install

  THE TERMINATOR 20:46 11 May 2005

My friend has a pc which is fairly old. It has a Cyrix 3ooMhz CPU and windows 98 with 32 Mb SDRAM. She has bought a new printer which has a USB connection. As her pc doesn't have a USB port, so she got a card with 4 ports on it. Every time she connects the card her pc won't boot at all. When she takes the card out again, everything is ok. I am now helping, but can't get the card to work, has anybody got any ideas, to help. TIA

  Diodorus Siculus 20:52 11 May 2005

Could be that there is not enough power from the PSU.

Do you have USB enabled in the BIOS?

  DieSse 21:13 11 May 2005

Try another PCI slot

Try changing the BIOS settings for PCI/PNP

PNP O/S installed to Yes
Resources Controlled by to Auto
Reset Configuration Data to Enabled

Reboot and see if it works.

Does it not power up, or just not run, or what, exactly.

You may have difficulty with many USB peripherals and only 32Mb of RAM - scanners and cameras in particular.

  jack 09:05 12 May 2005

A general question
If a machine that old is pre USB would the MoBo/BIOS be USB aware- not withstand the assumption that the said PCI card may have an onboard processor!

  DieSse 11:32 12 May 2005

"A general question If a machine that old is pre USB would the MoBo/BIOS be USB aware"

Doesn't matter - the plug-in card has all it needs to work.

  jack 14:38 12 May 2005

Thank you DieSse
Something to try to remember, when confronted with a stone age PC.

  SEASHANTY 17:28 12 May 2005

Windows 98 does not support USB. Has to be Windows 98SE click here

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