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Hi, I have added a USB 2.0 4 port PCI card to my PC, when I run the support disc to add the driver it says no hardware found. All the instructions say are plug in the card and run the disc, is there something else I need to do or is it likely I have bought a faulty card. Kind Regards

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Dear Friend,

If you have windows xp, generally when you add new hardware. Windows does show found new hardware window, where you can select the driver for your new hardware.

Go to control panel=> Add new hardware & then select the appropriate drivers for your card.

Hope this solves your problem.

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