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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Skywalker1970, Nov 13, 2001.

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  1. Skywalker1970

    Skywalker1970 Thread Starter

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    I have a problem with my USB. I am running win98 on a AMD550 system. The problem is that when the USB is enabled (even with nothing attached to a USB port) the computer slows down to a crawl. The system resources are at 92%. When I run a program everything works fine, but when I am in the windows environment I have to wait for about 10 seconds after I click on something for anything to register. When the USB is disabled everything runs ok.
     
  2. ~Candy~

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    Hi Skywalker1970, welcome to TSG....

    Post a listing of your IRQs (with the USB support enabled).

    Start button, run, then type msinfo32 and hit ok....go to hardware resources, IRQs, edit, select all, edit, copy and come back and paste.
     
  3. Skywalker1970

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    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 SCI IRQ used by ACPI bus
    6 Standard Floppy Disk Controller
    7 Printer Port (LPT1)
    8 System CMOS/real time clock
    9 HSP MicroModem 56
    9 ACPI IRQ Holder for PCI IRQ Steering
    10 Creative Sound Blaster PCI128
    10 AMD 756 PCI to USB Open Host Controller
    10 ACPI IRQ Holder for PCI IRQ Steering
    11 NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX 400
    11 ACPI IRQ Holder for PCI IRQ Steering
    12 Microsoft PS/2 Port Mouse
    13 Numeric data processor
    14 Primary Bus Master IDE controller
    14 AMD-756 Bus Master IDE Controller V1.24 RC
    15 Secondary Bus Master IDE controller
    15 AMD-756 Bus Master IDE Controller V1.24 RC
     
  4. ~Candy~

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    Just for fun, let's try this:

    Go to the control panel, system, device manager, click on the soundblaster card, place a check mark in the box that says disable in this hardware profile, restart computer and see if the same problem happens.
     
  5. Rockn

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    Looks like you have run out of IRQ's!! As a last ditch, you can share the LPT's IRQ (7) with the sound card without too much trouble.

    Oops....looks like you can disable your onboard COM1 & 2 and use one of those IRQ's for your sound card.
     
  6. Skywalker1970

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    I disabled the sound card and the problem went away. obviously the sound card and the usb ports don't like to share IRQ's. The problem now is that it won't let me change either of these settings. I may be doing it wrong.
    here is what I did: in device manager I go to sound card, open properties,resources, set configuration manualy,uncheck auto settings, change settings button. It tells me I can't change these settings.
     
  7. ~Candy~

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    Ok, like Rockn suggested....are you using either of the com ports?

    If not, enter your bios setup and disable them.

    Then go back and uncheck the box that you disabled with the sound card....reboot and hopefully it'll pick up one of those IRQs....

    If not, you may have to move it to another slot.
     
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