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Belkin USB 2.0 5-port PCI Card Installation Issues

By cdeloge ·
I have a 1.0Ghz Gateway desktop. Currently running Windows XP SP2, duel hard drive, 1 gig RAM, Leadtek Nvidia GeForce Card, additional 4 port Firewire PCI card, Soundblaster Live PCI card and a netgear ether net pci card.

I recently bought a 500gig WD MyBook external HD. I was frustrated with the transfer speed of the USB 1.0 after playing with the USB 2.0 on my work machine to transfer most of my music.

So i bought a new 5-port Belkin USB 2.0 PCI card to add 2.0 to the home computer.

After installing the card, XP brings up the new hardware wizard right away and everything seems to be going fine. The connection light on the HD goes on and seems to be connected without problems to the new USB card. But Windows won't install the driver. I've had it install the software automatically and by direct file from the Driver CD included. Each time, i get the "data was not valid" and "there was an issue with this installation" and basically XP won't recognize the PCI card. I've switched every card and placed it in each of the 5 different slots.

I've gone online to download older versions (Windows XP SP1) of the Enhanced host controller. Everytime it tells me i'm running a more up-to-date version of Windows.

What am i missing here??

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by julien_e2 In reply to Belkin USB 2.0 5-port PCI ...
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Why are you installing a driver?

by williams In reply to Belkin USB 2.0 5-port PCI ...

Have you checked the status of your card through Device Manager? Did you plug a power cable into the PCI card? If so, have you tried unplugging the cable? XP should install its own driver when the card is plugged in. You can try to install the driver through Device Manager. You can also try deactivating the old USB 1 ports, in case their driver is conflicting with the new card's driver. Another option is to test the card on another machine. Install it without the power cable first, and with if nothing happens the first time. If nothing happens at all, the problem may be the card. Lots of luck.

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