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Hardware Thread, firewire card causes dell to reboot in Technical; hi added a firewire pci card to a dell and not it keeps rebooting any ideas Russ...
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    firewire card causes dell to reboot

    hi added a firewire pci card to a dell and not it keeps rebooting any ideas

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    Re: firewire card causes dell to reboot

    Have you got automatically restart on sytem failure checked? If so uncheck it to see some useless white writing on a blue screen.

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    Re: firewire card causes dell to reboot

    10 pence on "IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL"...

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    Re: firewire card causes dell to reboot

    sorry should clarify resets when shutdown comp i.e turns off and then back on again..

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    Re: firewire card causes dell to reboot

    Tried taking the card back out? Trying it in another PC?

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    Re: firewire card causes dell to reboot

    We've got the same problem. Bought 4 Firewire PCI cards and installed them into 4 RM PC's. When shutdown, they'll turn back on.

    (Interestingly, so do our servers, although they don't have firewire!)

    The only solution we've found to this Russ, is to disable Wake on LAN on the affected PC.

    I'd be interested to know if anyone else knows of a solution.

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    Re: firewire card causes dell to reboot

    Do you still have something attached to it that is not host powered?

    IIRC there are one or two brands of firewire cards that have wake facilities (an off shoot of the wake on lan stuff for when doing IP over Firewire)

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    Re: firewire card causes dell to reboot

    nothing attached to it

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    Re: firewire card causes dell to reboot

    you tried installing them in different pc's and/or in different pci slots?

    Have you tried - i know this is obvious - using a different version of the drivers? latest or ones known to the problem?

    Bios update for the computers in question?

    Just a few 2p's

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    Re: firewire card causes dell to reboot

    Couple of suggestions here: http://aumha.org/win5/a/shtdwnxp.php

    WOL and Drivers discussed.

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    Re: firewire card causes dell to reboot

    Not a "wake on" system event in the BIOS? Wake on PCI I'm sure is in there..

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    Re: firewire card causes dell to reboot

    My money is on a firmware bug. What happens if you try a Linux Live CD (eg, knoppix) does that barf too? if so, whats the error message?

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