What is the best way to identify if there is a conflict?

Question

i installed a new nic which runs windows 2000 pro when i reboot the sound card aand nic don't work what do i do?

Answer

This question was answered on March 24, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

In any case, the conflict appears to be between your network card and your sound card in which both occupy IRQ 11 There's a simple way to find out Remove the network card, remove the drivers Try playing some music to see if the sound will work then.

You can check the network card much the same way Just remove your sound card and drivers and see if you can access the network.

Some older motherboards allow multiple PCI devices at the same IRQ I believe it's some type of shared IRQ PCI interface Yours may be one of those If that's the case, being at the same IRQ may not necessarily be a bad thing.

So, do some more diagnosis You can also try moving the cards to different PCI slots That can change the IRQ that your video card uses Also, try updating the drivers for your sound card and network card, and verify your network settings.

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Posted by Kera of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 24, 2005