Posted on 1998-09-20
Aztech Sound Galaxy III PnP card with 33.6 Voice/Data/Fax Modem built-in. It's the OEM multi-function ISA card in my NEC Ready 9702 computer.
- Looks like I've got a conflict between my Aztech Real Mode (loads from autoexec.bat) Driver/PnP Configurator and my new PCI Ethernet card on IRQ11 (doesn't use DMA as far as I can tell in Device Manager). I can have both installed in
Windows, as long as I don't reboot. When I do, Windows gives me a fatal "Windows Protection Error" and Windows will not load.
I've tried starting from scratch, uninstalling and reinstalling the cards in different order, but the result is the same. I can install one or the other and reboot OK, but they won't co-exist through a boot sequence -- Windows refuses to load.
With just the Ethernet card installed and working, I removed the Aztech drivers, then powered back up to try to have Windows detect the card with PnP, hopefully to avoid the network card settings. During the Real-Mode PnP initialisation sequence before Windows loads, the
multi-function card configurator,aztpnp.cfg, stops the boot to report the problem as a DMA conflict. The error message says it can't initialise the card. It reports seeing two DMA channels the same, i.e. = DMA Channel 00
The PCI Ethernet card I am trying to get working is a DECchip 21041 based adapter made by SMC.
Can anyone give me the fix/workaround procedure for this? I think it may involve editing the configurator script.
If you need more info from Device Manager, i.e. resources used by the Ethernet card, just let me know.
The following is contained in the Aztech's PnP configurator (CFG) file which gets called by the PnP loader (EXE) file launched by autoexec.bat:
Description=Sound III EEPROM Device
Description=Sound III Gameport Joystick Device
Description=Sound III MPU-401 Device
Description=Sound III Audio Device w/SWT
DMA0=1 ;I tried changing the 1 to a 0 on this line...
DMA1=0 ; ... and the 0 to a 1 on this line -- it didn't work!
Description=Secondary IDE controller (dual fifo)
Description=Primary IDE controller (dual fifo)
Description=Intel 82371SB PCI Bus Master IDE Controller
Description=Sound III 336SP