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PCI slot no working

I had a wireless modem in my PC and everything was working perfect. Since I have roommates I eventually had to reformat my PC due to uncontrolled phenomina. My PC is back up and running as good as new, but the MSI K9VGM does not recognize the wireless modem. I have placed other cards in the slot and still nothing. I put the wireless card in my other PC and it sees it right away. This leaves me to believe there is nothing wrong with my wireless card, but maybe I am missing a driver for the mobo. Last night, due to curiosity and poor mobo layout, I removed my video card so I could access the other PCI slot and it actually recognized the modem! I'm burnt out of ideas and fairly frustrated. I have looked around the net for such drivers with no luck. If anybody could help me address this issue I would appreciate it. MSI support turned out to be a laughable expierience when the guy could not even answer my question.

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Hi Adam, you did a great job trouble shooting your system & you even answered your own question. If one PCI slot works the other should but since you tested that you're self & the PCI slot failed than the PCI slot is bad. My guess is one or more soldered points under the PCI slot. (Underside of the motherboard) is cracked or broken. It may be possible for you to re-solder the cracked or broken joints. The only way to prove this theory will be to remove the entire motherboard from the case & visually check every single joint. There is no single driver for the PCI slot. The PCI slots are part of the chipset driver which is already installed. There is alway replacing the motherboard.

Great job Adam!


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