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Trouble with multiboot and a PCI card

Q: Trouble with multiboot and a PCI card

Hello all,

I have a desktop with three hard drives in it that I can boot from one to the other. One has XP on it, one has 98, and the other has 95. It has been working fine until I installed a new pci card in it. The card is a two port usb with a two usb pin-block on it. The problem is when the card is in, the computer will boot up in 98 and 95, but locks up after it POSTs in XP. I just get a blank screen. The card works fine in 98. I have booted up the computer with just the XP HD connected and get nothing. If I just connect the 98 HD, it works fine. If I leave everything connected and pull the card, everything works fine. I don't understand why the card works fine with 98 but not XP when I'm using all the same hardware.

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A: Trouble with multiboot and a PCI card

Why in the World are you still using Win95 and Win98? Microsoft's End of Life hit and support ran out for these versions a long time ago. XP should be able to handle everything you do now. It is possible that the new PCI card has exceeded the computers power supply load ability or it could be a driver issue. Using those old OS's I can imagine drivers are real issues now
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B]What could be the problem????????[/B]

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A:Ethernet Card Trouble

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A:Trouble with graphics card

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What kind of card is it?

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A:Video card trouble

You need to give more information about your pc, you can start by filling the pc specs section in your profile. It would make it a lot easier for all of us.
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A:More video card trouble

Your system is a little weak, not to mention the video card. I used a 9600 for a long time and I loved it, but I had to upgrade. You don't mention your motherboard... is it time for you to upgrade your system? I think so
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I have the graphic drivers uninstalled right now and it is working just fine, but the ridiculously small resolution is getting on my nerves. I reinstalled the graphic drivers earlier and it went right back to the same problem...

any help would be apreciated

A:video card trouble

Look on the Dell website, see if they have an updated driver for the graphics chipset/card. Might help.

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A:trouble with wireless card

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A:Sound card trouble

My recollection of the IBM Mwave sound/modem combos, is that they do not actually have any impact on your video. What you should check first off, is that the monitor does not plug into the same card as your speakers and the old modem. If the monitor plugs in somewhere else, go down to the local computer shop and ask them to buy an old sound blaster 16 for maybe 5 bucks or something.

If your PC is a pentium 133 or higher, then my suggestion is to purchase a 30 dollar PCI sound card like an AOpen AW320 or AW240, they put out great sound and are highly compatible with all the operating systems that i've come across on the market.

To fix the old MWave card is going to cost more than 30 dollars of labour time and parts(if any can be replaced which they can't) and it would be a waste of your time and money to try to salvage it if you know one part is faulty.

The problem though with the sound card is due to the drivers you have installed. Attempt to remove all the instances of the IBM Mwave device from the device manager and then proceed to reinstall the drivers(latest ones if you can find them, try and see if it works. If not, try the above solution, because if you do get a new PC, you can always use that new sound card in the new PC to save a few dollars if you go custom made.

Hope that helps,
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A:Trouble with Nvidia Card

nevermind fixed it with some microsoft update.

Here's the link....;en-us;Q306676
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A:Graphics card trouble

How many watts is your powersupply? If you don't know off the top of your head, you can check in the manual that came with your computer, it usually says in there.

It may be your card getting too hot also . . .
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A:TV card driver trouble

I had exactly the same trouble with my DTV2000H, which uses the same drivers.
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They can be found at:

Good luck!
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A:Trouble with the video card

bump. Please help.
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A:Palm wi-fi card trouble

You should not double post, I'm closing this thread and will leave the other one open:

If you want your tread moved to a different form use the red triange and report it.
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A:Sound Card Trouble

my advice would to go buy a cheap Sound Blaster 16 PCI and disable sound on your mother board and don't beat yourself up over it ....
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A:video card trouble

type dxdiag in the run prompt

click the display tab. theres some info there
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A:Video Card Trouble

Question? does the bios screen show up or is it just Black pure black. And have you tried reinstalling the old graphics card to see if that one will load up?
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A:Trouble Wiping an SD Card

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A:Video card trouble

Is it like, white dots all over the screen? It sounds like your video card is overheating. Make sure the fan on it is working properly, and that there is adequate ventilation inside the case.
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I want to use the card readers as downloading is much quicker than the provided USB connection option, but not at the expense of losing memory. I might as well be using film! Any help out there? Thanks-Voot

A:card reader trouble

voot said:

Greetings folks- Here I am the proud owner of 2 different memory card readers, and I have the same problem with both.
After downloading images from my card to the PC, upon withdrawing the card to re-use I lose 1/2 my memory capacity on the cards-every time. It's not the camera as I have used 3 different cameras, and 3 different memory cards.

I want to use the card readers as downloading is much quicker than the provided USB connection option, but not at the expense of losing memory. I might as well be using film! Any help out there? Thanks-VootClick to expand...

Are you saying you take the pictures then put the card in the reader and downlaod to the computer then when you take the card out put it back in the camera and formatt to erase the pictures it won't hold as much but if you transfer with the camera and cable put the card back in the camera and formatt to erase that does not happen and it does this with three different cards and camera's? Do you keep your settings the same every time on the camera or maybe they are chaning to bigger file sizes so not as much can fit on the card? I know on my Olympus I have a memory setting so every time I turn the camera on it will remember what I have set and keep it that way. When I have to take the batteries out to charge and put them back in the memory setting gets reset and I have go to the menu and tell it to retain everything again then it stay's until the next time I change the batteries.
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A:Sound Card trouble

I also have a sound blaster X-fi MB
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A:Video card trouble?

do you have a strong enough powersupply?
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A:Geforce 4 card trouble

When you reformatted and reinstalled everything you did reinstall the mobo chipset drivers?, and also the service packs for winXP.
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This is my computer that i added a 512 memory stick too

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300W Max
+12v - 19A
+5V - 30A
+3.3V - 28A

ok so here is my trouble i want to know a graphics card i could buy that would run on these specs and PSU and no be outdated also that would decently run games like

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i was maybe think of a card from the Nvida Geforce 7 series and if not from there then a good one

A:Graphics Card Trouble

millert said:

This is my computer that i added a 512 memory stick too

I checked my power supply sticker and this is wat it said

300W Max
+12v - 19A
+5V - 30A
+3.3V - 28A

ok so here is my trouble i want to know a graphics card i could buy that would run on these specs and PSU and no be outdated also that would decently run games like

-Star Wars KOTOR (I & II)
-City Of Heroes
-The Movies
-Age of Empires 3

i was maybe think of a card from the Nvida Geforce 7 series and if not from there then a good oneClick to expand...

Check the Games Specification... I'll start searching for you
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A:sound card trouble

Hello there,

It sounds as though you have accidentally removed the sound driver or it has just gone corrupt on it's own. I have searched the HP website for a sound driver but cannot find one. Click Here

Any way. It is probably best to download the following from that page.

+Driver - Keyboard, Mouse, and input devices
+Driver - Modem

The sound driver may have been bundled into one of these as I cannot find it on any other page. If not a manual scan for drivers may work by using the device manager search function while it is connected to the internet.
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A:I am having trouble installing new PCI Card.

If you have onboard video you may have to change a setting in the BIOS or a jumper on the motherboard. The BIOS needs to be changed from AGP to PCI. What kind of computer is it?
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A:Graphics Card Trouble

If you connect the monitor to the integrated video after booting up to Windows do you get a display? If so then Windows is still using the integrated graphics as the main device. Was there an option anywhere in the BIOS to completely disable the onboard video - maybe by setting the shared memory size to None or Disabled?
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A:Video Card Trouble

I poked around some more for more info, and my card needs at least a 350 W power supply and I had a 300. I am going to upgrade the power supply and see if that fixes it. If not, I still have some time in the 30 day replacement warantee.
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A:Im having trouble with my video card!! I NEED HELP!!!!

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

If updating to the latest drivers doesn`t work, then there`s nothing you can do, except get a new videocard.

You can find the system requirements for the game HERE

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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A:Graphics Card Trouble


I can come with two thoughts. First do as you suggest and check your power supply. Borrow another one and give it a try (Try to get one with similar power) .

I don't thing both cards are faulty! Well no one knows but we have to go by common sense. Maybe your card is not fully compatible with the mobo. BIOS updates usually correct stuff like that. Try a BIOS update using extreme care as it can damage your mobo if something goes wrong.

Maybe the mobo's PCI-X interface is faulty...That's bad news but it is a possibility.

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Other games work..thx

A:video card trouble

medicineman said:

want to play Restaurant Empire. when I click on PLAY computer asks me to select video card. I only have one which is ATI Rage Pro....driver ver 4.10.
Should this card work with this game or is there another problem....
Other games work..thxClick to expand...
Yes, it should work...but u need to post the minimum system requirements so I can be sure...your card is a little outdated but it should still work.
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A:Sound Card Trouble


Can anyone help me with this? Or send me in the right direction to get help?
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A:Video Card Trouble

Possibly failing hardware would be my first impulsxe...can't install a driver for hardware which isn't functioning properly. Laptop components don't last forever.

<<The computer worked for a little while with windows 7 and the video card driver>>

How long has this system been long is a "little while"?

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A:sound card trouble

Is there anything else that may be running in the background at the same time ? Downloading programs , music ?
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A:USB Sound Card Trouble

did you look in device manager for any problems with sound hardware?
did you uninstall and/or disable the old sound card?
check the manufacturer's website for the latest driver?
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A:Video Card Trouble

Most manufactures send thier Drivers in compressed form. these have to be opened up(uncompressed) inorder to load them. With any luck they have an excutable files that once clicked on will start an istallation process. Good Luck!
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A:Video Card Trouble....very bad...

First off I would download driver cleaner, google it. It is a very good program that cleans out any remnants of ATI and other drivers. Read the "read me" that comes with it.

Reload your drivers.

Then download ATI tool and run it, just have it scan for artifacts. If ATI tool crashes then you would have a good indication it is a video card issue. Other things can cause the crash, but the "atidvag2" sounds like an ATI issue, matter of the fact it is an ATI issue.

I'd try some older drivers also. Maybe like the catalyst 4.6 set. The newer ones are aimed at the newer cards but they should still work. Sometimes they don't work as well as they should. Try these ideas and post back. Driver Cleaner is a very important part of what I asked you to try.
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A:trouble/usb on pci card install

I've had trouble installing USB2.0 cards in really old machines; that said, I had no trouble putting one in a Pentium Pro machine that came out before USB sockets on the backplane were even standard. NEC USB cards have given me trouble also, what brand is the main chip on your card?
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thank you

A:NVidia Card trouble


Sorry no one has addressed your question as yet, BUT what really is the problem?

Does your card not work properly?

Is its performance not up to par?

Is the "extra" memory being somehow stolen from the System RAM pool?

I guess I'm missing the "problem"....I'll give you minor nuisance, but that's about it.
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A:Video Card Trouble


Go into CMOS and make sure that your video card setting is set for AGP instead of PCI. I know that my board has a setting under CMOS to select AGP or PCI. It may need to be changed to AGP. I don't know why it would already be set for PCI instead of AGP being default unless someone changed it. Wouldn't make a whole lot of sense. Worth taking a look at though.
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I when I tried to move files I got an error 0x8007045D.

I tried to format the card but it formatted it into FAT32?

Any idea on how to fix this?


A:[SOLVED] Trouble with SD card


0x8007045D I/O Device Error

Seems is though the card has failed. Try putting it back into the phone to Format it.
You can also go into Disk Management, highlilght the card/drive/Volume/partition (if if shows up) right click it and Delete the volume/partition or go up to the Tool bar and press the X to delete the volume/partition. If the card was not previously formatted FAT32, then put it back in the phone to Format it. Or Format it FAT32 in Disk Management
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Good day all!

Please Help!!! I have a Dell dimension 4600 with 1 GB ram, i upgraded my Video Card with an ATI Radeon 9550 and have had no joy gaming sice it was installed. any help or advice would be greatly apreciated.

A:Video Card Trouble

Can you give details please.

"Had no joy".....?

Card is working? Card does not work at all? Crashing?......

As much detail as you can please.
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A:Dimension2400 video card trouble

Maybe because the card might be bad?
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A:New Ram Card installation/initiation trouble.

No details. Was it the right ram for the laptop?
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A:[SOLVED] video card trouble

Hi Ca16,
Are you using the Video card (On-board) on this motherboard or an Add on card (PCI).
Did you install the Chipset driver:
The only driver under Chipset (VIA_HYPERIONPRO_V512A.ZIP VIA Hyperion 4-in-1 driver)
This is a ZIP folder so you will have to unzip it to a new folder and run the Setup exe file.

Your Video driver (for On-Board) is the first on the list under Video.
(VT8378_614_WIN2KXP.EXE VT8378 (KM400) Unichrome video driver)
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Got myself a problem with my ethernet card on my desktop computer. One day, when I turned it on, I could not access the internet. Upon investigation, I discovered that my ethernet card was not listed in the Device Manager. When I reinstalled the drivers and restarted the computer, I checked the Device Manager and found that my ethernet card was listed under "Unknown" and it had a yellow exclamation point on it. The error code was 31, saying that Windows could not load the correct drivers.

This is what I have done thus far with no positive results:
1.) Entered safe mode, removed the drivers from the driver folder in windows/system32.
2.) Installed a new ethernet card but the same problem happened = ethernet card listed under Unknown and the same error code.
3.) Scanned for viruses and spyware = clean.

Does anyone have any ideas on what the problem could be? Thanks in advance.