To check for conflicts on a computer running Windows 2000:
Click the Start button, point to Settings, and click Control Panel.
In the Control Panel, double-click System.
Click the Hardware tab.
Click Device Manager.
Click View, and then click Resources by connection.
Double-click Interrupt request (IRQ) to view the IRQ assignments.
Conflicts are indicated by a yellow exclamation point (
conflicting device or a red
Double-click any conflicting device listed to bring up the Properties
window so you can determine what needs to be reconfigured or
removed from the Device Manager. Resolve these conflicts before
checking specific devices.
Double-click the malfunctioning device type in the Device Manager
Double-click the icon for the specific device in the expanded list.
The Properties window appears.
If there is an IRQ conflict, the Device status area in the Properties
window reports what cards or devices are sharing the device's IRQ.
Resolve the IRQ conflicts.
You can also use the Windows 2000 Hardware Troubleshooter. To use the
troubleshooter, click the Start button and click Help. Click
Troubleshooting and Maintenance on the Contents tab, click Windows
2000 troubleshooters, and then click Hardware. In the Hardware
Troubleshooter list, click I need to resolve a hardware conflict on my
computer, and then click Next.
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