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IRQ sharing in Windows 2002 pro

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I found out that my usb2 card, my soundcard and my ethernet are sharing the same IRQ (7) When I go into a chat, and use my camera(connected to USB) my computer either freezes or starts over. What can I do to change either the IRQ or other possibilities? I did try to change the PCI places but always the same result.??? You can answer directly to gayartist@t-online.de...quite urgent.
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It's difficult getting W2K to reassign IRQ's, but it may be possible to get something moving if you

1. Uninstall one or more devices in device manager, and try reassigning IRQ's in the BIOS.

2. Disable one or both of your COM ports in BIOS to see if the extra IRQ's help. (May have to diasble in device manager first). Some devices don't like low IRQ numbers, but you may be able to get your NIC to shift.

3. If 2 doesn't work, leave the COM ports disabled and try reassigning in BIOS again.

Sometimes shifting cards in slots can help, but it seems that once W2K's got its hands on an IRQ it's the devils own job prising its fingers off.
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thanks a lot. But in my award bios it says only pnp or isa legacy but I see no option to change irq. thanks any way, I try to deactivate comports. I remember I had installed windows 2000 before and on the same machine it had assigned irq 11 to the cards....
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