I have a problem with setting up my network card and a few IRQ questions -PLEASE HELP!
(does anyone know of a web site which explains all about IRQ's?).
My network card is un-branded aswell.
My computer is (if this helps): AMD K6/2-450MHz, 64mb ram, 17.2 gb hdd, gigabyte ax montherboard, 2 serial ports (one disabled now), parallel port, 2 usb ports, sound card, 2d 4mb graphics card.
I'm not sure wherther it's my computer or my network card thats the problem, but basically to set the IRQ on my network card there is a utility which came with it. This program is really badly written and it often doesn't work sometimes. it says in the instructions to run this program in dos mode. as soon as it loads (in dos mode and starting using a boot disk) it crashes and doesn't do anything. so my only option was to run it in windows 98, which works, but says that all my IRQ's are being used, except for IRQ3.
When I looked through my IRQ list in device manager (double click computer at the top) and it appears that ALL my IRQ's are being used. So how am I going to get some more?
what am i going to do when i get a 3d card? or something else?? i tried disabling my com2 port in the bios and that gives my irq 3 and then i set it in the network card config program and manually in the resources tab of my network adapter, but it still don't work.
So can i get more IRQ's? if so, how?
Is there a limit?
if you can help at all please do!!