replaced motherboard, now no PCI

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  1. blinger

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    motherboard died on me so I had it sent back and replaced with the same board, only new. Now, none of the PCI audio cards that I stick in the PC are recognized. I'm thinking there is something extra I need to be doing, but have exhausted all options. There is also a "press f8 to enable system configuration" thing on start up, right above the option to select DEL to enter setup. No matter what button combo's or what I change and save in the BIOS, I cannot seem to get this message to go away. hallppp:hs:
     
  2. DigiCrime

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    what kind of system is this?
     
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    It sounds like it's just missing the drivers for the audio cards.

    Also, who cares if the "Press F8..." thing shows up? Does it not continue to boot normally?
     
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    What if he was remote desktoping into that computer and routinely did remote reboots?
     
  5. blinger

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    it will continue to boot normally, so thats not an issue. it doesn't bother me if the press f8 thing pops up, i just want the PC to function as it should.

    Also, i've tried installing the drivers for the card, but it doesn't find the hardware present so the install fails. nothing shows in device manager
     
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    Hmm. Pull out the audio card and wipe the gold contacts with an alcohol pad?

    Also, if Windows can't talk to the chipset properly, it won't be able to talk to the add-on cards properly either. If you haven't installed the chipset driver package for your new motherboard, do that now. If that doesn't help, running a repair installation from the Windows Install CD should work. However, you may have to reinstall Windows altogether to get it to behave properly.
     

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