PC will run for 5 seconds and shut off after installing wireless-n card - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-14-2008, 12:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 44
Default PC will run for 5 seconds and shut off after installing wireless-n card

I have a gateway gt5628.

I just purchased a LinkSysWMP300N and installed it. However, whenever I turn the computer on, the fans start spinning like crazy and then shut off after 5 or so seconds. I just went and replaced the PSU with an Antec EA-650 thinking it was that but no luck...

If I remove the card, and turn the PC on it works like normal

Any ideas?
__________________

arejay is offline  
Old 12-14-2008, 12:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Lexluethar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: 127.0.0.1
Posts: 4,708
Send a message via AIM to Lexluethar
Default Re: PC will run for 5 seconds and shut off after installing wireless-n card

Have you taken out the Linksys to see if there is a driver conflict?
__________________

__________________
-Vista SME
Lexluethar is offline  
Old 12-14-2008, 12:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 44
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lexluethar View Post
Have you taken out the Linksys to see if there is a driver conflict?
I have, and if I do the computer turns on and works like normal

in my Device manager, I have 2 unknown devices:

PCI Simple Communications Controller
SM Bus Controller.
arejay is offline  
Old 12-14-2008, 12:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Lexluethar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: 127.0.0.1
Posts: 4,708
Send a message via AIM to Lexluethar
Default Re: PC will run for 5 seconds and shut off after installing wireless-n card

How did you install it? Did you read the directions? I know it sounds simple, but sometimes it isn't as simple and plugging it in and it working. Certain cards / devices require the drivers to be installed first, then to physically install the device.

Uninstall what you've done to this point. Read the directions, install to the exact specifications, then we'll go from there.

I would say there is a driver/IRQ/DMA conflict w/ another device.
__________________
-Vista SME
Lexluethar is offline  
Old 12-14-2008, 12:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 44
Default Re: PC will run for 5 seconds and shut off after installing wireless-n card

Yes, I installed it exactly as the directions said to. I'll uninstall try again and post anything that happens.
arejay is offline  
Old 12-14-2008, 01:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Lexluethar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: 127.0.0.1
Posts: 4,708
Send a message via AIM to Lexluethar
Default Re: PC will run for 5 seconds and shut off after installing wireless-n card

Could have just been a bad install then. Retry it
__________________
-Vista SME
Lexluethar is offline  
Old 12-14-2008, 01:38 PM   #7 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 44
Default Re: PC will run for 5 seconds and shut off after installing wireless-n card

same problem still...I read the instructions and followed exactly. After the install copies the files it shuts down and I install the card. GO to boot back up and it turns on for 4/5 seconds and shuts off into and endless cycle. Take the card out and hit the power, boots up just fine.
arejay is offline  
Old 12-14-2008, 01:40 PM   #8 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Lexluethar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: 127.0.0.1
Posts: 4,708
Send a message via AIM to Lexluethar
Default Re: PC will run for 5 seconds and shut off after installing wireless-n card

Have you tried a different PCI slot?
__________________
-Vista SME
Lexluethar is offline  
Old 12-14-2008, 01:41 PM   #9 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 44
Default Re: PC will run for 5 seconds and shut off after installing wireless-n card

unfortunately there is only one on the gateway gt5628.

there was a 56k modem installed in the slot previously.

does the PCI Simple Communications Controller & SM Bus Controller that show up as "other" in the device manager have something to do with it?
arejay is offline  
Old 12-14-2008, 01:48 PM   #10 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Lexluethar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: 127.0.0.1
Posts: 4,708
Send a message via AIM to Lexluethar
Default Re: PC will run for 5 seconds and shut off after installing wireless-n card

Could be. Install ALL drivers that come with the MB. If you don't have the original driver CD, first do a windows update. if that doesn't catch the missing drivers go to the manf. website to install them.
__________________

__________________
-Vista SME
Lexluethar is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
M2N32 SLI Deluxe - Shut itself down 5 seconds after turned on zoro1 Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 2 12-18-2007 07:14 AM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:24 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.