Pci to usb card install

April 26, 2009 at 05:23:16
Specs: windowsXP, 1.6ghz/1gig

I put in an old pci card and found the driver http://www.downloadpipe.com/drivers... . It shows as enabled in device manager so I am not sure why it is still not working. Did I get the right driver? That is how it was id'd in device manager so that so that is what I downloaded but should I have trusted that site? I have never installed one of these cards before. I needed some more usb ports as the 4 at the back are usually full.

"The meaning of life is to be happy and useful" Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama


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#1
April 26, 2009 at 08:41:04

Why all the USB devices? Are two of them the keyboard & mouse? If so, is there some reason why you must use USB rather than the PS/2 ports?

Other than that, there's no way for any of us to know whether you have the correct driver or not because you didn't list the make/model of the card.


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#2
April 26, 2009 at 08:50:17

Yes I have a wireless mouse, scanner, cable for my mobile, webcam, the device that holds my cd's, external hard drive and sometimes the thumb drive has to squeeze in there. The wireless mouse just works better with this machine. I dunno why. I used a ps2 for years. The kb is still ps2 though.
That link to where I download the driver has the name/model of the pci to usb card. That is all I know about it.

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#3
April 26, 2009 at 08:59:44

"That is how it was id'd in device manager so that so that is what I downloaded"

There isn't a make/model on the card itself? model number of the main chip? FCC ID that you can use to properly ID the manufacturer? Are you even sure the card works?


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#4
April 26, 2009 at 09:10:01

OK I have pulled it out and on the main chip it says 'OPTi firelink 82C861140315 1OUE' and there are some other numbers on the board:0328 (backwards)RU F01 E1322041 94V-1 and on the other side there is a sticker that has 03300098156 PCI-OPTI861-4 and another sticker N11552.

I don't know for sure that the card is working. My uncle gave it to me with other parts and he admittedly was a bit rough with it.

"The meaning of life is to be happy and useful" Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama


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#5
April 26, 2009 at 09:44:36

It looks to be a very old card. The driver link you posted mentions Marvell & USB 2.0? This is obviously an Opti card & it only supports USB 1.1. From what I could find, there are no XP drivers for that card, but there are Win2000 drivers available that *might* work. You've probably seen these?

http://www.opti-inc.com/html/usb139...

http://www.opti-inc.com/ftp_file/us...

Here's a list from DriverGuide:

http://list.driverguide.com/list/co...


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#6
April 26, 2009 at 20:13:18

Ah I did see on the opti site that it was pretty old but not the links you sent me. I did see that the oldest driver was for win2000 and I think the one in that link that i posted is for win2000. OK so in that driverguide list would it be the plain usb one I need or the usb controller one? Or would it hurt to try all three I think i saw?
Mmmmso only usb 1.1....ok well some of the things like the webcam won't mind that.

"The meaning of life is to be happy and useful" Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama


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#7
May 2, 2009 at 10:01:39

I am not having any luck with the so-called drivers on driverguide. There are no *.inf files after I unzip the files so there is no way to progress. I am not sure what to do.

"The meaning of life is to be happy and useful" Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama


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#8
May 2, 2009 at 10:13:53

OK well I figured out that one of the drivers or the zipped file had some instructions from a .jpg image but that didn't work. I had to copy some .dll and other files into the system32/drivers folder plus a system folder. No progress.

"The meaning of life is to be happy and useful" Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama


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