Resolving "conflicts" in Windows

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RickDean

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I'm working with win98 trying to resolve reported hardware "conflicts". I see multiple apparent listings of conflicts according to the following list but I'm at a loss as to understanding how to resolve them.
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IRQ 0 System timer OK
IRQ 1 Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural Keyboard OK
IRQ 2 Programmable interrupt controller OK
IRQ 3 Communications Port (COM2) OK
IRQ 4 Communications Port (COM1) OK
IRQ 5 ACPI IRQ Holder for PCI IRQ Steering OK
IRQ 5 HSP56 MicroModem OK
IRQ 6 Standard Floppy Disk Controller OK
IRQ 7 ECP Printer Port (LPT1) OK
IRQ 8 System CMOS/real time clock OK
IRQ 9 SCI IRQ used by ACPI bus OK
IRQ 9 ACPI IRQ Holder for PCI IRQ Steering OK
IRQ 9 VIA Tech 3038 PCI to USB Universal Host Controller OK
IRQ 9 VIA Tech 3038 PCI to USB Universal Host Controller OK
IRQ 9 Creative Sound Blaster AudioPCI (WDM) OK
IRQ 10 ACPI IRQ Holder for PCI IRQ Steering OK
IRQ 10 WinME Promise Ultra100 (tm) IDE Controller (PDC20265) OK
IRQ 11 ACPI IRQ Holder for PCI IRQ Steering OK
IRQ 11 NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model 64 OK
IRQ 11 3Com HomeConnect 3C450 Adapter OK
IRQ 12 PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port OK
IRQ 13 Numeric data processor OK
IRQ 14 VIA Bus Master PCI IDE Controller OK
IRQ 14 Primary IDE controller (dual fifo) OK
IRQ 15 VIA Bus Master PCI IDE Controller OK
IRQ 15 Secondary IDE controller (dual fifo) OK
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My motherboard is an asus a7v-133 and this is the original setup configuration as I bought the computer. everything seems to be working ok and I don't get many unusual "crashes" but I don't understand why not because I thought that IRQs were not supposed to be shared. Where can I find the technical documentation to explain this. Unfortunately, I did not receive a manual for the motherboard and I'm currently looking to get one but from my experience working with them, they don't really go into the kind of detailed explanations I need for this situation. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.
 
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It's alright if irq's are shared as there just aren't enough to go around for all of today's modern devices. PCI steering is controlling the irq's. Each device gets assigned a level of sorts, when two devices need the irq at the same time the more important gets it and the other has to wait.

The only irq sharing problem I really see with yours is irq 11 with the video card and home connect networking sharing.
But if it's not a problem leave well enough alone.

You can download a manual here
http://www.asus.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/manual_socka.html#a7v133
 

RickDean

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Thanks for your help; I downloaded the manual but now I'm having some problems getting my old HP-560C to print; wasting lots of paper on garbled output. But that's another issue I'll deal with later.
My main problem with "conflicts" is on my oldest machine that was originally a 486 set up with SCSI. I've upgraded the motherboard to a 1STMainboard (VA-503+), keeping the SCSI adaptor with two rather small hard drives with most of my old programs on them and added two large EIDE drives. It's on this machine I can't get the motherboard to work with the Diamond Stealth III video card. I see the initial Bios display for the card on boot up but when Win98 boots up all I get is a standard VGA display. I haven't been able to get this system to see or update the drivers on the CDrom even though it displays the contents of the CDrom on the screen.
I don't understand how it can show you information and data on the screen and then say it can't find the very same data when you try to load the drivers through control panel. Have you ever encountered this situation before?
 
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What happens if you click on .exe file in CD rom?

If you can see it, how about copying CD to the DeskTop and run from there.

TJ
 
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