Windows XP - PCMCIA Cards No Longer Responding
Posted on 2006-04-21
I have a Dell Inspiron 8000 that had two PCMCIA cards functioning recently. One was a Ethernet card, the other a modem. They both functioned fine. Suddenly neither will respond. There are no lights as there has been previously. I have uninstalled all the drivers. Have uninstalled all the drivers for both cards. When I go to device manager, nothing is listed under the PCMCIA slot except for "Texas Instruments PCI Cardbus Controller". I uninstalled both, reinstalled them but it still didn't recognize the PCMCIA cards.
Any suggestions? I'm going to test the cards on another computer this weekend - but I thought I'd check if anyone else knows of a solution. I have a gut feeling it's the computer - not the cards. Could the PCMCIA slots suddenly loose power?