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Detecting and allocating IRQs

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I am interested to know what Diagnostic Software and Hardware people are using to detect and allocate IRQ resources in Windows 95.  I am curently having no end of trouble trying to find "Spare" holes to fit in all the required items in a friends computer and that is what made me thing of asking this of the Experts.  In my friends case it is a fairly recent Pentium motherboard with 2 onboard Comm Ports and one Printer port.  There is a PS/2 Mouse port and the machine is running a Matrox Milenium Card.  She has a Scanner with a Plug and Play SCSI Card.  A second Printer Port to run a Tape Drive.  An SMC EtherEZ Network Card and an AWE32 Sound Card.

Whenever all the Componants are installed the Network card fails and invariably the "Generic" SCSI PnP card for some reason does not always see the Scanner.  If I remove the Network Card or the Sound Card it all seems to work OK.
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by:larbel
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You don't need any diagnostic software...  Just go to Control Penal>System>Device Manager then click on 'Computer' and it will list all the IRQ being used...
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by:busuka
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by:estest
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The first thing you need to do is disable everything you are not using in the BIOS. This includes COM ports, printer ports, USB ports, etc.
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by:Smedley
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busuka.... Thanks for the software suggestion.  I downloaded SANDRA and after testing it I sent in a registration.  I am impressed.  The only funny item with it is that it has a problem with the 16bit module on my system and on another one I tried it out on.
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Was it what you looked for (and I deserve the points ;-) ?
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