Long story short... Two weeks ago when I booted my computer it no longer detected my Soundcard & Networkcard(no more internet). I then rebooted my computer several times without effect.. Then a scary thought crossed my mind "what if my cards got fired/damaged in a powersurge?"
To my relief the cards weren't damaged, how did I know that? By turning the computer off, and disconnecting it from electricity(unplugging). Then I waited for about 10-15 mins.. After that I restored power and tuned it on, and what do you know? The cards worked agian.. The problem is that I must do this every time.. and this "solution" is not 100%, sometimes it won't work.. I also noticed that my Joystick (Logitech extreme 3d) started to behave oddly, can the usb ports also be affected?
This comp is a custom build and I only had it for one year and some months.. I tried to pick out quality stuff, so what can be causing the pci-card failure... My best bet is the Power supply.. or maybe the Motherboard.. what should I do? .. This is driving me nuts.. Any hardware gurus that can show this poor soul the light of working computers... :bawl:
My specs: OS: WinXP Power supply: Antec 550w (can this be the problem?) Mobo: A8N-SLI (or maybe this?) CPU: AMD64 3500+ Ram: 2GB Gfx:Radeon x860XT HD: 80GB Raptor
Pci cards (that disappear) Soundlaster live card D-Link 1000mbit Network card(internal network adapter)Not from mobo
Other.. That Dell 24" flatscreen
Can you test a friends psu in yours? It certainly sounds like the psu is a possibility.
Aye, I'd also put my money on the mobo. The fact that both the PCI slots on the mobo and the USB ports on the mobo are encountering problems makes it the most likely part to be the culprit. Can you get a replacement from ASUS?
Thanks for the feedback.. And yes I think my Asus warranty still holds. But to be on the safe side.. It can't hurt to try my friends psu first.. I will update you with my result.