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4500 - Trouble installing PCI 1394 Firewire Card

I recently bought a PCI firewire card, I installed it into a PCI slot on my Dimension 4500 and conntected a power cord to it. I started up the computer, and the screen went black, and a message was displayed stating that Windows was shut down improperly or something like that and gave me several choices of what to do.
Once I finally got the computer working, it did not recognize the piece had even been installed - the CD that came with it was no help.
Any ideas on what's going on? The card is an Adaptec FireConnect 4300
Thanks. I searched other threads but I could not find a definite answer.
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