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pci cards don't work after i reformatted

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by wifeismad, Feb 12, 2005.

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  1. wifeismad

    wifeismad Thread Starter

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    i've done something wrong or overlooked something i guess.everything was workin ok on my wifes pc she had a 4gig master hd and a 10gig slave. i wanted the 10gig as the master so i reformatted both drives ,changed the jumpers,and loaded win 98full version ,then loaded 98se upgrade .everything seemed ok until i started to load the drivers for the modom,sound card,and cdrw. i insalled the cards let windows detect them then load the drivers.they install as normal thenthey say they are loaded but they ALL have a problem.
    they all sudgest reinstalling the drivers . when i try to do so it keeps the same driver as the best ones . is there some kinda pci conflict or exception i have over looked ? or somthing i should change in the bios?
     
  2. eddie5659

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    Hiya and welcome

    I've moved you to Hardware for more response :)

    eddie
     
  3. wifeismad

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    thank you eddie,
    i really don't know where to start here every possibility i try dose'nt change anything with my pboblem . open for any ideas
    thanks
    billy
    ps. wife is really mad at me now. lol
     
  4. Skivvywaver

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    You have driver issues. Do you know what hardware you have?
     
  5. wifeismad

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    yeah it loads the drivers but when i try to use it it says ...is setup but has a problem. i can uninstall it and let windows find it,ask for the installion disk ,load the info from there ,and says ...is set up. but when i try it it has a prob.on my sound card(pci),modum(pci),and my add on usb's(pci) all were working great in the same order,same mechine b4 i reformatted
     
  6. marioh

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    You need to load the chipset drivers first, before any other drivers.
     
  7. wifeismad

    wifeismad Thread Starter

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    chipset drivers? where/how
     
  8. marioh

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    The chipset drivers should've come with the PC (or motherboard) on CD or diskette.
    The drivers are usually installed by just running the setup program.
     
  9. marioh

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    Or, if you know the exact make and model of the PC, you could always download the drivers off of the internet from the manufacturer's website.
     
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