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Windows 7: Problem with PCI Expansion Ports

30 Aug 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premuim 64 Bit
Problem with PCI Expansion Ports

I have run into a problem with my PCI Expansion Ports

I have been using a 3 port USB PCI Card. The other day, any device plugged into the card quit working.

Did some troubleshooting, and found out that the card is receiving power only, and is not transmitting any data. Some of the USB Devices I have - Printer, Flash Drive, USB Hdd, USB Wifi Adapter, Mouse, keyboard, Sidewinder Control stick, webcam, and a UPS.

I plugged each one into the card, and they all received power, but no data. Windows is not detecting that the device is plugged in, but the device does light up the LED's

I do not have any other PCI cards to test to see if it is the Card, or the ports that are bad. It is doing the same thing on both of the PCI slots on my Motherboard.

All of the other USB ports are working fine.

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30 Aug 2014   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dbtmellis View Post
It is doing the same thing on both of the PCI slots on my Motherboard.
Without testing in another computer I'd assume the card is bad. I went a different way, put a 4-port USB Hub in the floppy drive bracket on the front of the computer, connects to the internal power supply and the data cable plugs into a USB port on the back. I do have a couple of the PCI Add-in cards salvaged from other computers but like the front ports for accessibility.
CablesToGo Model # 30564 but replacement is Model # 30567
4-port USB 2.0 High Speed Front-Bay Hub - Black
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30 Aug 2014   #3

Windows 7 Home Premuim 64 Bit

I will try to find me a new USB card.
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30 Aug 2014   #4

Windows 7 Home Premuim 64 Bit

With that USB hub, is there any way to connect internally to the motherboard? I don't want to tie up an existing USB port.
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