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Solved: PCMCIA slot won't work!

Q: Solved: PCMCIA slot won't work!

I posted this once before but didn't get it solved, so I figured I'd post it again:

I have a HP Pavilion ze4365us computer. I recently wiped the hard drive clean, and installed XP Pro (it came with XP Home). I got all new drivers from HP for everything. But the PCMCIA slot still won't work. When I plug my external wireless card into it, the card lights up, so I don't think it's the card, but the computer won't recognize the connection. Not sure what to do about the issue. It's kind of annoying, considering my internal card is busted also.

If you don't know how to solve this problem, then maybe you can recommend an alternate way of connecting wirelessly to the net. I have two USB 1.1 ports, and a firewire port.

Thanks anyway,

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A:Solved: PCMCIA Doesn't work

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A:W7 and old PCMCIA cards - do they work

Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45

Hi all
I've read in some threads about people installing W7 on older laptops.

I'm just wondering if W7 still supports PCMCIA cards - modern laptops don't have these anymore but these were standard in older laptops (often had 2 of these).

Not sure if I'll get PCMCIA support. Anybody know if W7 has this support in it. I use one of these cards in the laptop to provide USB 2.0 support -- the built in USB is only 1.1.


The cardbus hardware standard is not an issue with 7 and any laptop. Now, drivers for individual cards can be a problem, especially 64 bit drivers. (not likely to need 64 bit drivers with an old laptop) I would suggest you go to this site:

Windows Vista Compatibility Center

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1) List any Problem Devices

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Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
If yes, click on it, Ctrl-A to select all, Ctrl-C to copy it, Ctrl-V to paste into next post
On the other hand, if no devices are listed, tell me so
2) Generate and attach a DirectX report

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Notice progress in lower left window corner
When done, click Save Information button and save to your Desktop
In TechSpot, use the paper clip icon to attach the report. (If you don't see icon you may need to first click Go Advanced)
3) Did you try uninstalling the old driver before reinstalling? Look in Ctl Panel->Programs and Features, see if audio driver there and uninstall it
4) You might also try looking through / See if this might help Reference Guide to Help Setup and Troubleshoot Windows Audio and Sound Cards
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A:Question about PCI-e slot below dual slot video card

My opinion ...

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Jimboson said:

Anyway Should I leave my moniter plug in the AGP slot video card or put it where no video card is but goes right into the computer
Click to expand...

That's known as integrated graphics, now do you have a PCI video card and an APG video card or an Integrated video card and an AGP card?

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A:Solved: Slot 1 Gateway motherboard

I still have an old Gateway slot 1 machine I keep around to play with from time to time.

The 1st thing I would try is to remove the CMOS battery for a few minutes so BIOS will reset. If you can access BIOS after it resets set the time and choose the default BIOS configuration, save and exit.
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Is this slot so new that it is unsupported by any other manufactures other than ASUS? ie (WiFi-g/WiFi-b WLAN Card)*

Which type of card would you buy and why?

Thanks for your time all you smart, attractive, well mannered, wonderful people.

A:Solved: PCI or ASUS Wi-Fi Slot? Recommendations anyone?

Here's a link to info on the Asus website, it seems it's specific to Asus boards, anyway you can order the card from them. check it out.

Asus Wi-Fi

I'd go with the PCI, their pretty cheap. like $15-$20 bucks, and they work just fine.
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A:Solved: bad memory stick AND slot?

Yes, that could be possible.
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What does this tell me about the type of graphics card I can use?

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A:Solved: Mini PCI in PCI express slot

Nope. PCI and PCI-Express are two completely different interfaces. Mini PCI-Express cards also will not work in a regular PCI-Express slot on a desktop computer, you would need an adapter card and the cost more than a PCI-Express Wifi card.