Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Program to Test PCI Slot

27 May 2013   #1
hArLtRoN

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Program to Test PCI Slot

A while back my wireless card (PCI Card) quit working. It would show up in Device Manager but would say "This device cannot start."

I haven't replaced the card yet and my question is, is there a program that can tell me if my PCI slot is still working? I would just put another card in the slot but I don't have another to test it with. I would like to determine if its the card that quit working or the slot on my MB.

Thanks for any feedback!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
28 May 2013   #2
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

The best way to troubleshoot a slot is with need another, known-good slot, preferably on another motherboard. Place the card in another slot, and if it works there, the first slot is bad. If it doesn't work in the known-good motherboard, it's probably a bad card.

If you have multiple cards and multiple slots on the same motherboard, trying the cards in different slots might help. Remove all cards but the one you're trying to troubleshoot and try it in different slots in turn. Again, if it works in some slots but not in others, the card is fine and the trouble is on the motherboard. This isn't as certain as using another motherboard to test, but can be useful if you don't have spare parts lying around.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 May 2013   #3
hArLtRoN

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks! I had a feeling that is what someone was going to say.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

29 May 2013   #4
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

So did you try it?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 May 2013   #5
hArLtRoN

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Not yet, haven't had the time to take the computer apart. Will post back when I do.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Program to Test PCI Slot




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
test new program in virtual drive, how
How do I trial a program in a virtual drive. I am a noobie :shock: If the "trial" is to my liking, I would like to keep the program. Unfortunately the EXE down load contains adware "Snap.do" :mad: My theory is to install in virtual drive. Uninstall Snap.do Save the good stuff permanently...
Virtualization
program to stress test a video card?
I am wondering about a hd2600pro if it might be bad. After a while of playing 1080p streaming video it sometimes pixelates, smears, multiple images, etc... That will start in a small area and rapidly spread across the whole screen. If you stop playing the video and restart, it is ok for a...
Graphic Cards
New Ram, Which Slot?
Ok, I'm thinking about buying this (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-Vengeance-Performance-Memory-Module/dp/B008E3M4TU) for my PC, I have already got both the blue slots filled. So which one do I put my new slot in to? 1,2,3 or 4 (2 and 4 are available) My MotherBoard Gigabyte GA-Z77M-D3H-MVP...
Performance & Maintenance
EmsisoftAntiMalware the ONLY program to detect ALL Malware in a test !
hi ! i found this on TWC-forum: "The independent Malware Research Group started an interesting series of tests on September 1. 19 well-known security programs were challenged to a "duel" with ten of the most dangerous and widely spread Malware pests. At the start of September 2010 the...
System Security
Anyone with a HD 5850 run a test on Passmark performance test?
Hi Guys, Just recently got a Powercolor HD 5850 gpu , and have ran a test on the latest Passmark performance test benchmarking software. It seems about right on the 3d score with around 2200 But the 2d score is very low at around 320 Is this normal?
Graphic Cards


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 20:29.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App