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Old 08-05-2013, 08:51
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Ive just added a 5 port u.s.b card to my pc thats running xp.
Now i dont get the beep on startup and it wont boot up.

Is there a setting i need to change in bios or is it something else to get it to boot up to desktop ???
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:55
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Does the computer work again if you remove the USB card?
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:58
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Does the computer work again if you remove the USB card?
yes it works
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:59
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How is this USB card being attached? Into one USB port, or into a PCI slot inside the PC?
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:01
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How is this USB card being attached? Into one USB port, or into a PCI slot inside the PC?
into a pc slot inside the pc, ive made sure its seated in the slot ok and it is. its in the 2nd pci slot as the first slot is too close to the graphics card to be able to get in easily
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:35
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You will have to look at the BIOS and see whether it is recognising the USB card or not - it sounds like it isn't. Usually you access the BIOS by holding down a key on bootup - google as much information about your PC type as you know - there are dozens of different BIOS types, and how you access it depends on manufacturer.
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:41
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You say you have XP but you don't say which service pack?
You need at least Service Pack 1 for USB 2.0 support.

But, presuming you have at least service pack 1, then try the PCI card in another PCI socket and see if the computer will at least boot up.

It may well be a faulty card though.
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:49
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You say you have XP but you don't say which service pack?
You need at least Service Pack 1 for USB 2.0 support.


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Yeah, but if his PC is not booting at all the problem won't be with XP.
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Old 08-05-2013, 12:02
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Yeah, but if his PC is not booting at all the problem won't be with XP.
Well the OP is asking about changes they could make to BIOS, so I presume it is booting as far as the BIOS screen.
(although they might mean with the card removed?)

So it could be that XP is stalling because it doesn't know what the card is.

But it's more likely to be a faulty PCI socket, or a faulty PCI card.
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Old 08-05-2013, 12:10
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The fact that the OP no longer gets a beep at start up, sounds like the pc isn't starting at all.

Could be a short circuit on the new USB card.
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Old 08-05-2013, 16:32
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Aside from the possibility of a pre-fried card, it may be worth trying a 'slow' startup, i.e. let it do the memory-test bit - I have found on a couple of machines (not new, I'll admit) that the pause this provides gives enough time for the card to initialise itself. Even if I hit escape just after the memory test starts, it's still enough time to make the difference.

Or it's trying to boot from the card as a SCSI device and you haven't waited long enough to see it time out (and these can be a *long* time).
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Old 08-05-2013, 17:11
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More likely it's a card that doesn't do IRQ sharing.

Different mobos map different devices against different PCI slots. Some slots share IRQs.

There are settings in some BIOS' that allow you to alter the PCI/IRQ mapping, or to force a slot into a fixed IRQ.

Turning off unused devices can help, resetting ESCD or the PnP setting.

Simplest way is to try all the available slots until one works. If none work, it's time to start digging.

At that point I'd come back with the mobo make and BIOS release, the exact USB card model and the driver release. Plus, really if the XP machine isn't completely used as a standalone (i.e. not on the internet) then it should really be running SP3 unless there's a specific reason it can't.
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Old 08-05-2013, 20:02
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More likely that the card isn't properly seated in the PCI slot, make absolutely sure that it's fully inserted all the way along, ideally you shouldn't be able to see any of the card contact pins.

As far as the BIOS is concerned, it would help if you tell us the make and model of the PC or the motherboard.
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Old 08-05-2013, 20:09
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got it sorted now with the service packs on

all working
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