|Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2001 - 2:19 pm: |
Could anyone give me any advice about changing the IRQ settings for a soundcard which displays a conflict at boot up time and then operates with no problems anywhere,including device manager. I know I have to go into the BIOS but I'm not 100% sure .
Many thanks for any posts
|Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2001 - 9:14 am: |
what kind of conflict is it showing?
is it showing a setting for one irq while booting and then showing as a different irq in device manager?
you should find the irq settings in the pnp/pci configuration portion of your bios,you need to adjust the "resources controlled by" from auto to manual
to reserve a particular irq for a device using that irq, you set what the irq is assigned to.
for instance i have an isa modem on com 2 which is set to irq3.
at one time i had a device(can't remember,probably a sound card) that kept wanting to use irq3 which interfered with my modem.so i went into bios to reserve irq3 for legacy isa.
i have a sound blaster 16 pci sound card.
it is using irq 10 for windows' use
the legacy portion of the sound card is set to use irq 7 as the dos setting to play games in dos.
when in windows it isn't using irq 7
my printer port is set on irq 7
don't know if any of these ramblings help or not