PCMCIA Card installation problem


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LBarr

My HP Pavilion ZE4315us laptop will not install any PCMCIA card. It
recognizes it and calls it a PCI card. But it will not recognize the driver
as applying to the particular card. I have tried to install several PCMCIA to
usb 2.0 cards and one wireless network card to no avail. Any help?
 
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Pavel A.

LBarr said:
My HP Pavilion ZE4315us laptop will not install any PCMCIA card. It
recognizes it and calls it a PCI card. But it will not recognize the driver
as applying to the particular card. I have tried to install several PCMCIA to
usb 2.0 cards and one wireless network card to no avail. Any help?

It can be hardware failure of the cardbus slot (bent/broken pin, not
enough power) or some esoteric BIOS settings problem
(not enough memory/IO space reserved for PCI bridge windows, etc.)
Try HP support.

--pa
 
L

LBarr

HP sent me to windows. I have looked at the pins and they all seem well. My
computer repair man said that since Windows recognized it as a PCI card that
there was nothing wrong with the slot??? thanks for responding.
 
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smlunatick

HP sent me to windows. I have looked at the pins and they all seem well. My
computer repair man said that since Windows recognized it as a PCI card that
there was nothing wrong with the slot??? thanks for responding.

Most PCMCIA adapters also require their own drivers.
 
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Pavel A.

LBarr said:
HP sent me to windows. I have looked at the pins and they all seem well.
My
computer repair man said that since Windows recognized it as a PCI card
that
there was nothing wrong with the slot??? thanks for responding.

Have I understood correctly that you have the driver
for this card and tried to install it , but Windows says that it could
not find a suitable driver? Or you tried to find the driver on Windows
Update?

- pa
 
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LBarr

Yes, I have the driver from the maker. Windows does indeed say that there is
no appropriate driver in the folder. This is a Trend Wireless network card. I
have also purchased some PCMCIA USB adapters, and they had drivers with them
but Windows did the same thing. I have sent all of those back since I could
never get them to work.
 
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Pavel A.

LBarr said:
Yes, I have the driver from the maker. Windows does indeed say that there
is
no appropriate driver in the folder. This is a Trend Wireless network
card. I
have also purchased some PCMCIA USB adapters, and they had drivers with
them
but Windows did the same thing. I have sent all of those back since I
could
never get them to work.

Then if you've tried several cards with this laptop and all show same
behavior,
either the slot is broken, or there's some software problem with Windows.
You can check for the later by reinstalling Windows
(and make a full backup of your disk, of course).

Maybe some Linux "live CD" can detect your cards, but IMHO reinstalling
Windows can be faster than searching for a suitable live CD.

-- pa
 
L

LBarr

I have already reinstalled windows and searched for new drivers on Windows. I
have wondered if I should have installed the card under SP1 before installing
SP2 and SP3. Would it help to uninstall those updates then try installing?
 
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SC Tom

LBarr said:
My HP Pavilion ZE4315us laptop will not install any PCMCIA card. It
recognizes it and calls it a PCI card. But it will not recognize the
driver
as applying to the particular card. I have tried to install several PCMCIA
to
usb 2.0 cards and one wireless network card to no avail. Any help?

Try these links:

If you have a wired connection to the internet:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00292748&cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=308107

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=308107&os=228&lang=en

BIOS update:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareList?os=228&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=308107&lang=en


I don't know what model Trendnet wireless card you have, but the
troubleshooting tips for all of them state "you must install the wireless
configuration utility (as described in Section 2) BEFORE you physically
install your network card."

Good luck!
SC Tom
 
L

LBarr

I am in the process of trying the first link. I will not be able to do the
others until later when I am home. I have work to get done. Thanks so much. I
am hopeful. I really do appreciate all of you who are offering this help. I
will let you know what works, etc.
 
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Pavel A.

LBarr said:
I have already reinstalled windows and searched for new drivers on
Windows. I
have wondered if I should have installed the card under SP1 before
installing
SP2 and SP3. Would it help to uninstall those updates then try installing?

Most probably not.

- pa
 
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