Problem installing Belkin Firewire card on Dell w/ WinXP

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greenlion

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Hi all.

I need to get some video off of my camcorder, so I bought a 3 port firewire card from Belkin.

I intstalled the card into an open PCI slot beneath my video card, closed everything back up, and turned on the power, nothing happened. My CPU was getting power, but there was no signal to the monitor, or anything else. Windows never loaded, and no other

I changed the card into another open slot and the same thing happened again. I took the card out, and it booted up normally.

I have a Dell Dimension 4550, running WinXP. I don't think there should be a problem like this. I spent half an hour on hold with Belkin tech support before I had to attend to my 15 month old who trapped himself in a closet.

Does anyone have any suggestions?
 
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Could a be compatabilty problem or a bad card as you say, This is a long shot but it might be a power issue somehow, it could be enough to tip the scales and stop booting up. It would depend how much you had hooked up already, try booting with the firewire card installed and disconnect all but the basic.
 
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There shouldn't be a problem. Any chance that somehow the card is shorting something? As you mentioned a bad card is possible.
 

greenlion

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I'll return the card and try again. I don't have anything else installed in the computer other than the factory stuff. Thanks for the replies, I'll update when I try again.
 
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