why won't anything work in PCI slot on hp mic

Hewlett-packard Dc5000mt desktop
January 24, 2011 at 15:59:51
Specs: Windows XP home, P4/ 1gig
My onboard eithernet quit working so I got PCI slot 1 and it doesnt work either I have 3 slots and none work. The pc won't even acknowledge that they are pluged in, but the lights on the card are flashing. Had it working once but when I moved it to my desk and booted it up nothing worked again. The PC will boot and run fine but no web. Clean install of XP and all is the same!

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January 25, 2011 at 07:32:13
The first thing to do (and the easiest) is see if the card you bought is the problem. Try it in another computer, if you get the same results, then the card is bad and I'd take it back where you bought it and exchange it for a new one.

If the card does work in another computer, then you have issues with the PC in question. It could be the hardware (ie: motherboard) or possible software (ie: the Operating System). In this case, it would be easiest to diagnose hands-on so you might want to take the unit in to a reputable shop in this case to have their tech diagnose the issue since it's unlikely we'll be able to help you here.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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