We tried the concerned PVM110N-1 board on a PC which uses Intel® 965Q Express Chipset and there were no BIOS or boot issues.
We tried updating the BIOS firmware on System 1 and this made no difference.
I would welcome any comments from Velleman if this is a known issue, and if there is anything that can be done to resolve it?
If I’m correct, then the VM110N is an USB HID device, like a keyboard or mouse. So it makes sense that disabling boot from USB will not help. I don’t know enough about the HID protocol through to speculate how it may affect the boot process.
Correct, all the 8055 based cards are HID devices.
There was an error in the USB device descriptor in the original K8055/VM110 version, that apparently caused DirectX crashes on XP and the card not properly enumerating on newer Windows versions. That bug was fixed in the K8055N/VM110N chips together with protocol enhancements.
The “-1” in the card name makes me wonder if beeboxsystems has the old PIC version with the USB descriptor bug and that it now causes problems in newer BIOS versions. I never had any of the pre-assembled boards, only a P8055-1 and P8055N-2. Can somebody confirm if the PVN110N-1 is the new or old version?
We suspected an incompatibility between the boards and the USB host controllers.
Here’s a link to the specs of the motherboard of system 1 asus.com/uk/Motherboards/H81 … fications/
It uses a Intel® 8 Series/C220 Series USB Enhanced Host Controller and Interl® USB eXtensible Host Controller.
I have a problem with the Velleman K8055N Interface. It works fine as long as I plug it in after the computer has booted (Win7 Pro). When I keep it plugged in and restart the computer, the booting process hangs when the boot animation starts and I end up in startup repair (8 out of 10 times). When I unplug the interface and reboot, the computer immediately starts without a problem.
Bios boot settings have been set to Harddisk and CD-drive only.
Seems like you found the problem, but did the pci-USB card work?
I want to report that after installing a NEC/Renesas chipset PCI-e USB3 card and connecting the 8055 to that card, my booting problem went away!
The Lenovo pc I am using has Intel USB3 controllers on board, and they apparently do not work well with the 8055.