A Generic NIC & IRQ Question

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by SalsaMaster, Aug 12, 2003.

  1. SalsaMaster

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    I've just re-installed Win 98 2nd Edition on a PII 300. Afterwards I
    re-installed the Soundblaster Live and the Linksys NIC in the same PCI slots
    I removed them from. I had no problem with the NIC, but after installing
    the Soundblaster, the PC locks up tighter than a drum when re-booting. I
    suspect an IRQ conflict, but I can't get far enough into the boot process to
    confirm this.

    I believe they're both wanting IRQ 10. Can the NIC be configured to use a
    different IRQ ?

    I had this combination working before, but I can't remember how... :-(

    Any ideas would be appreciated.


    SalsaMaster, Aug 12, 2003
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  2. Some NICs have DOS setup utilities. You could try that.
    The SBLive might also have DOS utils.

    Also it may be BIOS settings interfering (I doubt it, since from what I
    understand, you're still using the same OS as before).

    Another thing you may have done is plug one card, change it's
    configuration, and THEN plug the second card in.
    OneMouseTooMany, Aug 12, 2003
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  3. Try setting your BIOS up so that the PCI slots are assigned IRQs, and also
    select the Reset Configuration Data on the boot selection if you can. I
    figure you don't have an AGP slot, but if you did it would be best to have
    NOTHING in slot 1, which shares interrupt with the AGP slot. Slot 1 is
    guaranteed trouble for SBLive cards, if not others as well.

    I'd recommend setting up the NIC so it uses 10. The SBLive can be set to IRQ

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    Steve Goodman, Aug 12, 2003
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