As for the probelm suffered by paal, some details on OS, etc, would be of a help. Also, have you tried re-running alchemy on the card? Doesn't sound like it could hurt.
OS: win XP SP1
Have tried running alchemy several times.
for me it seems like i have to put inn my original firmware again, and start over. I have tried to use wsu10872 but it seems it`s wrong for my card.
one thing, i removed one sticker on both sides, it says HP under it, on the backside it says the same, with mac, etc.