Sorry if this is the wrong place to post this.
I have two machines that I had to install PCI cards in. Both identical machines, generally speaking.
HP Compaq DC5100 MT
Windows XP Pro Ver. 2002 SP2
Pentium 4 CPU 3.00GHz
2.99 GHz, 504 MB of RAM
The card to be installed was a Linksys WMP54G Ver. 4
As it states in the instructions, I installed the card into the board, taking precautions with regards to
grounding. Even wore a silly grounding wrist strap. Card went in fine, installed drivers - okay.
As soon as it was about to "finish" the computer rebooted itself. When it booted back up it gave me
options to boot in Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking... etc. Start Windows Normally. I have tried all
options and it just keeps rebooting.
I thought I would start over from the beginning. Reinstalled OS and that was fine. Figured everything was
okay. Installed a few programs, then decided to go back to the PCI card. Same problem. Rebooted after the
install was just about complete.
Anyone have any idea? I'm just about ready to smash the computer with my shoe.