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PCI slots don't seem to work


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#1 SpiderWaffle

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 01:17 AM

I'm pretty sure my PCI slots don't work. I've tried installing 3 different PCI cards into all 3 of them and none of them are ever detected and I can't install their drivers. Two of cards worked on old systems and 1 is brand new. Are my PCI slots most likely broken? How can I tell if it's a hardware or software issue.

I have a ABIT IP35 motherboard.

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 06:00 AM

Go into BIOS, reset to "failsafe defaults", check again.

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#3 SpiderWaffle

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 06:07 AM

So I tried that and my mouse and keyboard wouldn't work. Had to reset the cmos, why would the bios be configured to make your PCI slots not work after a cmos reset and the fail safe defaults would? But I guess it also doesn't make sense that the "fail safe" defaults fail to get my mouse and keyboard working.

On another forum someone inquired about irq conflicts, I checked under the device manager and it didn't show any errors, I'm not how it would show me one if there was though. I'm on XP pro SP3.

Edited by SpiderWaffle, 18 April 2010 - 06:15 AM.


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Posted 18 April 2010 - 07:38 AM

I found 3 versions of that board, before building a system or even ordering a motherboard I would usually download and read the manual, after a few builds and several years you start to get a feel for all the advanced settings in the bios's for these advanced motherboards.

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