Hi, Does anyone have any ideas why I'm having problems installing a USB2 pci card in my pc with Win98se. (I've even tried changing pci slot, no difference) I've installed the card, switched the pc on and it says found new hard ware, I then navigate to the cd rom drive where the drivers are and it appears to install the correct drivers ok. ie No yellow exclamation marks in device manager! According to the instruction manual, there should be an entry in device manager for via usb controller, their is NO sign of this. I can however navigate to the cd rom that came with the usb card and there is an setup.exe file for installing this Via controller. Only problem is I get an error message saying it is unable to install the via controller. Is there something I am missing ? Or is there anything on the MS web site that could give me advise. Any help much appreciated !
Like you I also had problems with a USB 2 PCI card. It installed OK along with the Via controller, no problem. The thing is every time I restarted the machine it came up with New Hardware found Windows is now installing the software for your new hardware etc,.etc,. BVW is quite right about the Via chip set. I took the card back and got a different one and installed it no problem and everything is working fine.
Guy's, Now I'm wishing I had bought a Belkin and not one of those via jobs, there just so much bother. Gandalph, your dead right, everytime the pc restarts i get the New Hardware Found ! Time to take it back I think.
Yes Gandalph, your correct in what you say. The PCI card comes with the driver cd but just dosen't like the via controller for some strange reason. Just going tp purchase a good quality card. Incidently, I've just installed the via USB card in a win xp machine and it works perfectly ! Thanks guy's for all your advise. Cheers !