You wouldn't be the first to have issues with it.
I have a Dell Desktop PC. It's a Celeron 2.4Ghz, with 768MB RAM, Windows XP Home. I've installed a Cicero PCI Firewire card into one of the 3 PCI slots. Upon bootup, the drivers seem to install but under device manager, it simply says under the card that "The device could not start." I thought that maybe the card was sharing the same IRQ as something else, so I swapped it positions with the adjacent ethernet card. Same problem still occurs, yet the ethernet card works fine in both slots. The card is fairly old and I can't find specific drivers for it, though I've read that it works with standard Texas Instruments drivers, which is what I already have installed. Is there any other course of action I should try taking before I smash this card with a hammer?