Blue Screen with the installation of any PCI card

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PC runs fine with XP.  As soon as I add a PCI card it goes BSOD.  I have tried adding a usb pci card and a scsi pci card for legacy scanner.  Do I need to update the BIOS or is there another possibility?
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Jackie Man IT Manager
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Need more information on brand and model of PCI card and  motherboard.
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>>  As soon as I add a PCI card it goes BSOD

Are you doing this while the system is running?

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Coral47 - No

Jackieman - The system is not near.  I will provide mb and system info tomorrow.
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Good.   ; )

Try in different slots?
If it has an AGP card in it, are you (they) using the slot closest to the AGP slot? If yes, that's a no-no.

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Have tried in various slots and not near agp.
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OK. Just clearing out the "underbrush", so to speak.
The other thing to check is the mobos PCI version, and the addin cards PCI version.
Seems there are voltage issues sometimes. A couple of these have popped up on here lately.
Scroll down about 1/4 of the page to the "Conventional" section for a quick look:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conventional_PCI
Top Expert 2013
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did you try with another Power supply ?
any errors in device manager?
check and conform is it support for that  your computer.  

is it working while u remove the newly installed PCI cards from pc

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Can you give us more specifics of the BSOD? What is the exact Stop Error Message? If you leave the PCI card out, can you check the Event Viewer and tell us about any related errors there?

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The BSOD just flashes briefly with no time to read and then the system shuts down.  The unit is a Compaq EVO 500.  I have to remove the newly added PCI card before it will start properly.  The SCSI card is an Adaptec AHA-2940U. The 5-port USB PCI card is an Iomega GIC250U.  There are no other PCI cards in use.

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Nobus - I did not replace the power supply yet as I do not have a spare.  It is a 250W supply.  I am hoping I can find a solution before buying a new power supply.  I will try that by the weekend.  There are no errors in device manager when the cards are removed.  Of course I can't check when they are in since it shuts down so fast.
Jackie Man IT Manager
Top Expert 2010

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Have you tried to install 5-port USB PCI card in another PC?

Or remove the SCSI card and install the 5-port USB PCI card only?
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check if you have minidumps, post the latest

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Picked up a new power supply and installed.  The cards now work fine.  Thanks all.
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tx for the feedback !

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