Problems with a PCI card installation

Last modified on August 13th, 2012 at 6:32 pm


One of your customers has installed a new modem into their desktop computer by adding a modem adapter card into a free PCI bus adapter card slot. However, when they start Windows XP the card isn’t recognized automatically as expected and the adapter doesn’t appear in Windows Device Manager. What is the most likely cause of this problem?

A) The modem card drivers are not loaded

B) The PCI card is not seated properly

C) The PCI slot is disabled in the BIOS

D) The modem card is not a PCI-compatible adapter card

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  1. Rickard says:

    This is just great! Now peoples can add the questions to their MP3 players

    • jprince says:

      I originally chose A not remembering that if the adapter would still show up even if the drivers are not loaded.

  2. Mike says:

    The new audio feature is very thorough and helpful. Great work as always, PM.

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