IRQ's in Windows 2000
Posted on 2003-11-04
I have an Asus P2B-f board which was flashed a little while ago. I bought myself a PIII 800 because this board can accept this CPU because of the flash. I boot my PC and everything seems to be working fine then my PC freezes. It could be when I'm playing RTCW or AOM or just browsing the net. When troubleshooting I noticed that in DM under View resources by connection under IRQ that 5 devices are under IRQ 9. The sound card, display adaptor, nic, USB ports, and something else sharing this IRQ. I go into the BIOS and disable my com ports (I don't need them) to free up some IRQ's. I reboot adn see the BIOS screen and everything looks OK. I check the DM again and all 5 devices are STILL under IRQ 9. The 2 things which are frustrating is that ONE, when I go to the resources tab Windows won't allow me to change the IRQ settings because it is greyed out and no conflicts are reporting. The second thing that's is frustration is that IRQ's 5, 11 and 15 are free yet windows decides to use the same IRQ.
One last thing, when I boot into safe mode everything look beautiful all the devices have their own IRQ's. When I boot normally IRQ 9 is again shared.
PLEASE ANY SUGGESTION WILL DO.