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PCI problems

by mrfld / September 28, 2009 7:58 AM PDT

I am using a HP Pavilion a1514n (XP). I purchased this in 2005 and am trying to install a wireless adapter in the pci slots.

I have never used these before and I am not sure if the slots are bad or if it is the adapter.

I am trying to install a Netgear WG311 into my pc. I installed the software, powered down, and installed the hardware. The next step is to power up and follow the on-screen prompts according to the instructions.

However, the power light flashes rapidly once the adapter is in the slot and the pc will not power up. When I pull the card, the pc starts up fine.

I have tried the adapter in both slots available and both produce the same results.

Any information would be much appreciated.

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(NT) if it's new, contact netgear or return/exchange it
by ramarc / September 28, 2009 10:17 AM PDT
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No answers from Netgear
by mrfld / September 28, 2009 10:57 AM PDT

Way ahead of you on that one; I called Netgear yesterday and exchanged it for a new one today.

Same results.

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the i suggest installing a different pci card
by ramarc / September 28, 2009 11:10 AM PDT

as an alternative. if it produces the same issue, your power supply could have a defective lead or the mobo may be mounted incorrectly (causing a short or break when a pci card is installed).

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