Re: can't detect my nic in pci slot
Date: 19 Jan 2004 20:21:20 -0800
Dances With Crows <danSPANceswitTRAPhcrows@usa.net> wrote in message news:<slrnc0lv9b.lfe.danSPANceswitTRAPhcrows@samantha.crow202.dyndns.org>...
> On 18 Jan 2004 07:48:00 GMT, athol staggered into the Black Sun and
> > dopamine_jimmy <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >> first of all, thanks for your reply, it was because my new video card
> >> has a cooling fan, and the AGP slot is so near to the PCI slot1, the
> >> cooling fan blocks my NIC, so i must move the NIC from slot1 to
> >> slot2. i also try a SoundBlaster Live sound card to other PCI slots,
> >> the OS also can't detect my PNP sound card, it seems the OS only can
> >> detect the PCI devices in slot1.
> > Err... Have you checked that the BIOS is seeing the devices?
> > IIRC, some BIOSes have a "clear PCI data" option or similar. If you
> > shuffle the cards in such motherboards, you need to set that option
> > and reboot once to get the motherboard to manually interrogate the
> > cards instead of just using data it stored previously.
> Good point; that may be it. That option seems to do nothing at all on my
> desktop machines, but then YMMV. Every motherboard manufacturer does
> things differently, but if they can save $5 and a second of boot time by
> making it necessary to do this when you switch a PCI card, they will.
> (Only 2 PCI slots? This must be a mini-ITX or something...)
thanks for your reply
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