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Installed PCI 1394 Firewire Host Adapter, computer doesnt boot

By vnar356
Jan 6, 2005
  1. I installed a PCI firewire card that i ordered, and my computer doesnt boot. It makes a couple of beeping noises (more than usual) and the computer just doesnt boot. I think it might be an IRQ conflict between the PCI firewire card and my new AGP graphics card, because my monitor doesn't work whenever the firewire card is in. These are some devices in my PCI slots: sound card, modem card, and ethernet adapter. Here are the specs: 500 MHz PC, pentiumIII, 512MB SDRAM, Windows XP Pro.

    Is there a way I can install my PCI firewire card and make the computer boot? Thanks in advance for any advice.
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Look up the beep codes in your motherboards manual and see what they mean exactly. It can be something as simple as a loose keyboard cable.

    You could also try putting the controller in another PCI slot. The first and the last PCI slots are not the best ones to use since usually those share resources with other motherboard devices.
     
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