PCIe SATA 3 and a USB 3.0 cards not working. Correctly.

I am running windows 7 64 bit off of a Core 2 Quad 2.66ghz cpu on an Asus P5N-D motherboard. My PSU is a Thermaltake Purepower W0100RU 500W V2.0 with 12cm Fan Power Supply. There are no SATA 3 or USB 3.0 ports. I purchased the sata 3 card because all my drives (SSD and HDD) are SATA 3 and it was inexpensive. I put in the USB 3.0 card because the case (an ANTEC GX700) has 2 3.0 USB ports on the front panel, and I didn't want to leave them useless, plus it was also inexpensive. I had to install the cards (one at a time) in my spare PCIe 2.0 slot because one PCIe 1 slot is being used by my sound blaster Zx card and the other is covered by my EVGA GTX 750 Ti video card which is in the primary PCIe 2 x16 slot.

I first tried the SATA 3 card, and it didn't work as described below so I moved on to the USB 3.0 card.
I have been told by just about everyone that the cards should work fine in any PCIe slot no matter which version (1, 2, or 3). The USB 3.0 card is identified by my device manager as a usb 3.0 card, and when I first installed it I connected my K95 keyboard to it and the keyboard worked fine, until I next booted up my PC, now nothing. The device manager says the 3.0 ports are there but nothing I plug into them works. My xbox 360 controller center ring flashes 3 times green long & slow, then nothing. The controller works fine in a USB 2.0 port.

The SATA 3 card is another story, device manager does not show it at all and there are no unknown devices in the list. But windows update did install this after I installed the card: "Driver update provided by ATK for support of ATK0110 ACPI UTILITY". I am not sure if that is for the card or not. I followed the instructions for both cards when I installed them, but nothing now.

As an alternative for at least one PCIe 1.0 port I can move my video card to the other PCIe 2.0 slot (it does support x16 in both slots) though I am not sure if it will work correctly by not being in the primary x16 slot. The tech support for the company I purchased the MB from said it will work fine but I am skeptical.
The cards:
TeckNet® USB 3.0 2 Port PCI-Express Card (with a 20 pin internal connector)
Rosewill RC-227 PCI-Express 2.0 SATA III (6.0Gb/s) Controller Card
Advice?

Bruce
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  1. I'm assuming you did the latest bios update? If not please try and let us know if that helps. Sometimes driver stability is an issue with older bios's. This can perhaps readily resolve all issues. Please update! Also, I like the gpu and keyboard you selected! Smart choices!
  2. The first thing I looked at when installing the motherboard was the latest bios update . The board came pre-installed with the latest bios update.

    Bruce
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