I need to put a pci usb ports card in my pc but when i plug the card in a pci slot the machine will not boot up at all. Any idea of what i can do? It is supposed to be plug and play but i have tried two seperate cards in different pci slots but it will not have it? I know the pci slots are ok because i tried a different device in with no problems.
USB connectors supply power to attached devices. Could it be that your computer power supply cannot cope with the extra load placed upon it by the USB card? What is the rating of your power supply unit?
Thanks for replys. No i built my machine in January of this year and it has a 300w power supply but i have just been looking at something on google and it says you should unplug and uninstall all existing usb devices before installing card and windows will re set them up when i re boot?
Seems a bit odd that the system won't even boot up. Can you supply a few details about your system please.
Also, try - go into the BIOS - find the section PNP/PCI Setup (or similar) - change the PNP OS installed to YES - Put the Reset Configuration Data to ENABLED (it will automatically go back to disabled afetr the first boot)
You may have to interpret the BIOS changes a little, as they vary.
Also, if you have a sound card, try with it removed and/ in a different slot.
Thanks DieSse. I just done what you said and the reset configuration was disabled. Would this stop it working? Also the reason why i want to use a pci usb card is because the sis7001 chipset conflicts with my usb broadband modem.