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How can i change RESOURCES SETTINGS VALUE FOR PCI SLOT for 2003 server

Posted on 2006-06-12
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hi
i am installing O/I controller pci parallel port in my DELL sc 430 PowerEdge.
the parallel port is working fine when tested with printer.
But i need it to work with a proprietory parallel key.
I know what is required but cannot find out how to do it.
in order for it to work i have to change the resource setting LPT1 to 378, but right now it is allocated c888-c88F. the problem is the " USE AUTOMATIC SETTINGS" on the properties page in device manager is greyed out with check mark in it.
How do i go about removing this greyed out checkmark.
I have chexcked the bios as well there is no option there to changeit.
It sees it as a serial device on a pci slot.
Thank you
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by:Netman66
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Interesting problem.

On the card, there *might* be jumpers to assign a resource to it - but that's a longshot.  There was on older cards, but PnP has pretty much made them obsolete.

Is there settings in Device Manager for the card itself or is the LPT port the only thing that shows up?

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by:icdl101
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no jumpers on the card as it is plug n play.
no settings in the Device Manager, i have already checked this.
The only options i see is, if there is any option in GPEDIT that gives me control over assigning resources manually.
This is a brand new server ordered month ago. We dont want to purchase another server with onboard parallel port if we dont have to.

the only option i have is changing the ports in DEVICE MANAGER from LPT1 to LPT3 but the main thing is changing the resource setting  to 378, 278 or 3BC
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by:Netman66
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I think you can go to the port (on the Resource tab) and in the dropdown you can choose something other than Current Config (or similar).  Is that grayed out too?

If it isn't and you can select another profile, then you can uncheck the Use Automatic Settings.  Then double click the resource you want to edit and select the range you need.

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Did this card come with any utilities that you can manage the resources with?

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by:icdl101
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all setting greyed out on resources.
It only came with drivers no uitls
this is a tough one
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by:Netman66
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Do you have the particulars of the card you bought?

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i just ordered a more expensive card that card comes with  utility to  manage the resources
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