When I boot up, I get this error message: conflict I/O ports: 2F8. What could be causeing this error?

Question

When I boot up, I get this error message:

"conflict I/O ports: 2F8

press F1 to continue"

After pressing F1, everything works fine.

Answer

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

There are several common causes of this problem First is physical misconfiguration, such as loose or incorrectly connected cables This is usually seen when the PC is first put together Another common problem is incorrectly configured software that may not be looking for the devices on the ports Resource conflicts can also cause trouble

Since you pressed F1 have you received that error message again If so make sure that your hardware is installed correctly with the proper software.

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