Every PCI Card Gives me a Code 10 In Device Manager

My motherboard died the other day, so I popped in an old Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L I had laying around. It works fine, but every PCI card I add gives me a Code 10 (This device could not be started) in the device manager. I've tried:

1. Restarting
2. Updating windows
3. Installing the latest drivers for everything
4. Manually setting IRQs
5. Removing all but one card and trying that card in multiple slots
6. Uninstalling/reinstalling the device and driver
7. Showing hidden devices in device manager and uninstalling all copies of the devices in question.
8. There were no UpperFilters/LowerFilters to delete in the registry, so I couldn't do that.
9. Testing the cards in a different motherboard (they worked fine).
10. Starting windows in safe mode.
11. Manually setting IRQs in the BIOS.
12. Resetting the BIOS to fail-safe settings.

Nothing seems to be working. Are the PCI slots themselves to blame? Should I just buy a new board?
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  1. Sounds like u did everything. Looks like its the mobo.
  2. I would try the safe mode, yet. (keep pressing F8 during BIOS start up)

    U tried that : )
  3. BTW, did u reset the BIOS with the battery out?
  4. :] Nope--did it through the BIOS. I'll try that now though.
  5. Is your OS XP?
  6. What is your PCI power management setting set to?
  7. I'm using Windows 7 64-bit.
  8. Clearing CMOS with the battery didn't work :/
  9. What is your PCI power management setting set to?
  10. What BIOS are u using? Did u tried another one?

    Latest is F9
  11. Old motherboard? Could be bad capacitors regulating the PCI bus voltage. All electrolytic capacitors have a finite lifespan. Even the best-quality caps break down eventually.
  12. Ahhhh, okay. Looks like I need to buy a new mobo. Thanks guys :]
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