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Windows 7: Wireless versus Ethernet Broadband

03 Feb 2015   #71
KenBaynham

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Oh

Can't see how my folly can have damaged the drive so it must be the PSU.


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03 Feb 2015   #72
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

More than likely is the PSU Ken ... Hold fire on getting another one though until you can test it on the other Motherboard ...
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03 Feb 2015   #73
KenBaynham

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Good advice. Thanks Max.
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04 Feb 2015   #74
KenBaynham

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PCI USB card arrived but instructions in German. I tried to unsuccessfully find instructions on line but eventually resorted to customer reviews and although most were favourable several referred to a power cable. The one I received came with only the card, a driver CD and German instructions. Not even a securing screw . I installed the card any way in the vain hope that card derived its power from the PCI Bus but predictably it didn't work.


I contacted Amazon who informed me that because the supplier was third party they could only refund my payment and send a returns labels. They did however offer first class postage on a replacement.


I am tempted to go to Maplins tomorrow but looking at their prices they seem double those on Amazon.


So really no further along. Does anyone know of a reliable supplier that speaks English please.
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04 Feb 2015   #75
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi Ken .... Yes it does seem to require a power lead did think it would have came with that ..


Results for pci to usb card
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04 Feb 2015   #76
KenBaynham

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Max I have been looking at other cards and all seem to say that the card will run without the power cable but should not be used for heavy power applications e.g. charging mobiles etc.. Thinking maybe it's the installation of the driver which is the problem. Since I cannot get past the windows login do the drivers get installed?
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04 Feb 2015   #77
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Ken does the Computer freeze when the Card is plugged in ? ... It should load to Windows and proceed to Install new Hardware ..
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04 Feb 2015   #78
KenBaynham

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I have removed the card and sent it back to the suppliers but I am wondering now if I was hasty.

No my PC didn't freeze it booted up but I had a Bios warning that no keyboard was detected. Then the windows safe start which defaulted to normal start and finally the windows log on screen. I obviously had no control over this process as no keyboard or mouse.

At what stage is the driver for the PCI card installed Max? I had always thought it was when Windows was fully booted.
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04 Feb 2015   #79
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Yes you are right Ken it should have been when Windows was fully booted ... You have PS2 Ports may need to get an Adapter to use them with your USB Keyboard or Mouse ...
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04 Feb 2015   #80
KenBaynham

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You are up late tonight Max.

My thoughts were going the same way I think. Are the PS2 ports the round ones we used to use prior to USB? If so I have them and if I understand you correctly adapters are available to convert PS2 to USB and I could get past the log on and then install drivers.
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