BIOS Questions that don't belong in the other forums. Read them!
#13584 by John Morse
Thu Feb 06, 2003 11:23 pm
I have an old PC with a PCChips M537 board. There is a design error in the VIA chip set (rather, the chips were defined before the final USB 1 revision and don’t work: posted on many bulletin boards). There is no apparent USB support (ie no references to USB) in my 1997 vintage Award Bios. Looked everywhere and cannot see a bios upgrade for this board. I bought a Lucent PCI USB card, which is recognized by Win98SE that I’m running, but the computer just hangs when I plug-in a USB device (or when I try and load some USB device drivers).

Any suggestions?
Is USB BIOS support mandatory even when using a PCI-USB card?