I would like to know if you can send a step by step instruction chart on changing device resources.

Question

I'm using an ATI all-in-wonder graphics card and there r several softwar driver conflicts within the device manager. I would like to know if you can send a step by step instruction chart on changing device resources.

Answer

This question was answered on February 5, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The following procedure explains how to change a device's resource settings using Device Manager Change resource settings only if absolutely necessary Changing resource settings can cause conflicts and can cause you to lose Plug and Play functionality Also, before changing resource settings, make sure that your problem is a resource conflict and not a missing driver.

Right click the my computer icon on your desktop and clickproperties

In Device Manager, expand the device class to show the available devices

Click a device, and then click Properties The Device Properties dialog box is displayed

Click the Resources tab Notice that the Conflicting device list shows any conflicting values for resources used by other devices

In the Resource type list, select the setting you want to change Make sure the Use automatic settings box is unchecked

Click Change Setting The dialog box for editing the particular setting is displayed

If there is a conflict with another device, a message is displayed in the Conflict Information field.

Precaution:

When you click Change Setting, you might see an error message saying, This resource setting cannot be modified In this case, you need to choose a different basic configuration until you find one that allows you to change resource settings.

Choose a setting that does not conflict with any other devices, and then click OK

Restart Windows 98 Then verify that the settings are correct for the device

Note

Many legacy devices have jumpers or switches that set the IRQ, DMA, and I/O addresses If you change these settings in Device Manager, you must also change the settings on the device to match them

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Posted by Felix of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 5, 2003