IRQ Steering

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wildflower

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Hi. I am having problems with my Umax Scanner because IRQ steering was disabled when my surge protection for my pc failed.

I have a Proteva AuthenticAMD which uses instruction set MMX. The BIOS name is Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG. I am running WindowSE.

Here is some other information that may be helpful in helping me to resolve this problem:

0 System timer
1 Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural Keyboard
2 Programmable interrupt controller
3 Communications Port (COM2)
4 Communications Port (COM1)
5 (free)
6 Standard Floppy Disk Controller
7 Printer Port (LPT1)
8 System CMOS/real time clock
9 AMD 756 PCI to USB Open Host Controller
9 IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
9 XPERT98 AGP 2X (English)
10 U.S. Robotics 56K Win INT
10 IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
11 Creative SB AudioPCI 128 (WDM)
11 IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
12 PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port
13 Numeric data processor
14 Primary IDE controller (dual fifo)
14 AMD 756 PCI Bus Master Dual IDE Controller
15 Secondary IDE controller (dual fifo)
15 AMD 756 PCI Bus Master Dual IDE Controller

Thank you for your time and effort in resolving this matter.

Wildflower
 
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I am not sure how IRQ steering is connected to a surge protection failing?

Your IRQ list shows IRQ steering listed and you have a free IRQ.

Can you explain what problems you are receiving and post the exact error messages?
 

wildflower

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My Umax Astra2000 U/P Scanner will not operate. There is not an error message associated with this problem as of yet. When I scan, the page produces a black page. The reason I believe this is associated with a power surge is because it occured while I was away from home during a bad thunder storm. It happened once before, however, I forgot how to fix the problem.

I have scanned my drive for viruses. None are detected. I unistalled the scanner software and reinstalled it only to come up with the same result. The scanner does come on and the bulbs are operating properly. It proceeds with the scan only to produce a black or gray page.

This scanner requires IRQ Steering to be turned on. I checked to see if IRQ steering was enabled and it says:

IRQ steering Disabled.

IRQ Table read fro PCI BIOS using real-mode interface.

Could not find IRQ miniport Data in registry.

I hope this information is useful. Thanks again,
Wildflower
 

wildflower

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Thank you for your reply. I will try this and let you know what happens.

Wildflower :)
 

wildflower

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Yes! :) This fixed the problem. It took a lot of bravery and a little work, but it was worth it. Although my IRQ is enabled and the scanner will scan now, I think I may have a problem with either the scanner or the program now because it scans and produces verticle yellow strikes down a part of the page.

I will check the manufacter's site to see if they have any suggestions.

If I could reach though cyberspace, I would give you a big hug for being so helpful. Thank you some much.
Wildflower
 
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