system timer conflict

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chewie1012

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The device manager shows a resouce conflict for the system timer. system timer properties shows: this device is causing a resource conflict (code 15 System timer properties Interrupt request shows ... conflicting device list: interrupt request 00 used by system reserve (then it has a red 0 with a slash through it) What usually causes this? This computer has win98 and about a month ago had a new modem installed but has worked fine until about a week ago. The only changes to this was windows updates.
 

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In this case you might want to include removal of the 'lower' duplicates only, in System Devices, leave the Motherboard Resources alone. Just do the System Timer/Clock lower ones you're having trouble with Only, OK? And do the rest, as instructed below, in this tutorial too.

Boot into Safe Mode - (tap F8 twice per second during a restart; Choose option number three (3) in the Windows Startup dialog box using the arrow keys below the Delete key, and strike the Enter key; Click Ok when prompted);

Right click My Computer; Point to Properties; Click the Device Manager tab; Click the plus sign beside CD-ROM; Highlight each device inside CD-ROM, each in turn, and click the Add/Remove button until no main CD-ROM entry is present.

Repeat with each device below that, Display Adapters etc. (see exceptions below), removing all entries duplicate inside a main heading. If duplicates are present, remove all those Duplicate Entries Only, inside a main heading.

Do Not bother Hard Disk Controllers, System Devices, and USB controllers.

Restart via the Start button and Windows will re-detect, refresh and only replace those devices needed. There is no use for 2 keyboards, CD-ROM etc. as those duplicates cause some of the errors you describe.
 
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