Need some help figuring this out. I have a Startech PEXUSB3S400 PCI Express USB 3.0 Card StarTech.com
that will not be recognized on cold boots. It is recognized no problem on any restart and works fine until the next cold start. Using the latest driver
for the Renesas/NEC uPD720202 chip. MB has the latest FH bios and the latest chipset drivers
The Card works perfect in a 32 bit XP machine so I am doubting it is defective. I am getting really tired of having to restart every time I turn the machine on. Anyone have an idea where to start looking for the problem?
This is a new build. Thanks in advance.
Windows 7 64, I7 960 Bloomfield 3.2GHZ, GA-X58A-UD3R rev2, 12gb (3x4gb) triple channel kit of Corsair Vengeance Ram 1600mhz, Gigabyte GTX 550 TI Graphics card, Intel 520 240gb SSD.
I have included the following info from a discussion on another site for more insight. No solution yet.
Upon a cold boot DM is clear of any warnings or unknown devices. The USB Controller section just doesn't show the new card controllers. Since I have my DM set to be able to show "Hidden Devices" (devices that are no longer installed) when I tick that option the new card controllers do show in the section grayed out as they would if the card was pulled which I think is normal and not a problem in this case.
After a restart the DM controller section shows the new cards controllers as it should and the card works fine until the next cold boot.
Also On cold boot, if I go into bios first, card is recognized as in a restart.
Here are some thoughts that someone may have an answer to:
1. Since the card does work fine on restarts I would think that means the card and the slot it's in are not defective plus the card operates normally in an XP machine.
2. What is different from the cards point of view between a cold boot and a restart? Does the bios or windows recognize/treat a card different depending on whether it is a cold boot or restart?
3. Why would a bios not present a card to the OS during a cold boot but do it on restarts?
4. I flashed to the latest FH bios before installing the card. The only thing I changed from the optimized settings after reflash was turn on AHCI mode, set the memory to XMP profile 1 as recommend by Corsair, set the boot order I wanted and disabled the Marvell 9128 run GSATA controller which operates 2 MB Sata connectors which I am never going to use.
I did not install any raid drivers(Intel RST or the gigabyte sata raid drivers) since I'm not using raid. I have 2 DVD drives hooked to the 2 Gigabyte MB sata connectors operating in IDE mode.
To bad I didn't try the card before flashing to the new bios but it was successfully installed. If the new bios had a problem wouldn't other problems show up besides just a PCIe card recognize problem especially considering the video card is PCIe and works fine?
A suggestion from another forum--- Quick boot is not enabled, tried 5 sec HDD delay but no cigar. Good Idea to try though.
I did clean the driver stack and reinstalled the card driver as well as clear the DM of all old uninstalled devices, in other words did a fresh install of the card but no cigar there either.