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PCMICA/USB 2.0 not recognising usb devices

Armada M700 (500mHz) 385Mb Memory XP pro SP3. Installed USB PC Card. According to Device Manager it is OK. But USB devices Unknown Device message. (Memory Pen, D-link Wireless adapter, Mouse) All work with the built in USB port (USB 1.0). Card supplier suggests might be old BIOS. I believe I have the latest (Compaq 1.35 15/3/2002. Can anyone help please


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  • peter_moors Dec 19, 2008

    Thanks that was helpful but still no solution. I have further information. The Card is working, tried in another laptop. When plug into 1 PCMIC slot a get 2 bleeps when into the other nothing. DM gives the following message "This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use. (Code 12). If you want to use this device, you will need to disable one of the other devices on this system.". There are a lot of device connected to IRQ 11. Where do I go from here.

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Hi,

if it works on the onboard usb.
Theres a chance that either the pcmcia slot drivers are incorrect, or the actual slot is faulty.
Try it in another slot, if you have 1.
update any onboard device drivers. if applicable. try the card in a different laptop. to eliminate the card. alternatively, try a different card in the slot. wifi card et,c.

Mike @ compurepair.


Posted on Dec 16, 2008

  • Mike Waldron Dec 19, 2008

    Hi,

    i,d try installing at least 512 meg of ram, or disable/remove some of the start up items. try removing any other add-ons, such as printer usb devices et,c. the 2 beeps depending on slow or fast.

    Usually means Parity error in first 64k Ram. Replace memory with Good Chips. AMI Bios Code Suggests 2 short Beeps:- Post Failure One or more Hardware Tests Have Failed.

    Most of this points towards, insufficient memory installed.

    If you have system restore Disks, i,d suggest to uninstall remove some devices from IRQ 11. when you reboot, it will automatically find them and re-install. finally you may have a virus in memory or hard drive.

    hope this helps.



    Mike @ compurepair.

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