05-17-2011 03:03 AM
I have an HP Compaq dc7700 Convertible Minitower and i build in a second network card, an Intel Gigabit CT Desktop Adapter in the PCI-Express slot.
Now the PC refuses to boot. It shows the HP logo at the beginning and stops there. I can't even enter the BIOS.
If i remove the card, the PC boots without a problem.
Thanks in advance, Oliver Bosch
05-17-2011 05:04 AM
thanks for the quick reply.
I used a PCI network card which worked fine, but now i need both PCI slots for other cards (development boards)... the only free Slot is the PCIe x1 slot so i bought an PCIe network card....
Is there no other option? Is this a Hardware limitation or a BIOS issue?
05-17-2011 05:25 AM
I am not sure which it is. I only know that others have tried and were unsuccesful.
May I suggest you try an external USB wired network adapter if you must have the free PCI slots?
They are readily available.
05-17-2011 06:33 AM
Perhaps one like this would work for you. Capable of 1 GBPS/transfer as good as any internal card...
I found several kinds by doing a search by using the phrase USB 2.0 TO GIGABIT ETHERNET ADAPTER