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W2K STOP error/problems

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Hi,

I have a problem with Windows 2000. Ive installed an old ISA sound card

At first Win2k,didnt find hardisk-"no boot device found"

Changed the jumper settings again and eventually got the PC to boot and I installed the sound card drivers,but no sound would play

After re-booting,I then encounted a STOP error.

I then re-booted in safe mode after trying last good config and manged to boot up and remove the drivers and I removed the sound card

But after this Ive had nothing but problems,W2K is running alot slower and in the task Manager Windows Processor interuppt is almost always at a 100%

The PC is a P2 266 mhz with 256 meg ram.

Is there no option but to re-install W2k. Also can you create an emergency repair disk in setup?

Doesnt W2K like ISA cards,am I better getting a PC card and letting that auto assign an IRQ?

Many Thanks
Danny
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Oh, boy. Lotsa questions. Lemme see; It depends on the MoBo you use as to whether the OS will "Like" ISA cards. From the sounds of it, that isn't your issue, as you have an older one.
Check your Event Logs (Start>Programs>Administrative Tools>Event Log) and see if you see any error messages that may indicate an issue needing attention that might cause a slow down.
It's possible that in setting the IRQ, you had caused another Device to switch to Different IRQ, or even possibly caused it to switch to a different Memory I/O/DMA that conflicts with another device.
From the sounds of it, it may have been either the HDD itself, or the HDD Controller.
Check your Device Manager and go through there carefully. I have seen where there are no conflicts listed, but had poor performance issues, and only was able to see the conflict while actually using both devices, especially in the case of Base Memory.
Good Luck!
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