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Getting "This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use" error for on-board network card.

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I have an ASUS Vintage-PH1 PC running Windows XP Pro.

Prior to this issue it had been running fine :-)

I had a PC crash which resulted in a blue screen and a "IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL" message.  Evey time I rebooted I got this message.

I thought I'd use one of my complimentary support calls with Microsoft to get this fixed.

They managed to fix this fault (by getting me to disable different devices in turn and reboot to see what was causing it).

But ever since this was fixed I cannot get my on-board network card to work.  Now I get the "This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use." message in Device Manager.

This is something I've seen before and I understand that I just simply need to free-up some resources to resolve the problem, but unfortunatley this time this is not the case!

I stress that this system hadn't changed prior to this fault (i.e. I hadn't added any hardware for months prior to this and no software either, other than the automatic windows updates).  The only thing I can recall doing prior to the crash/fault is plugging in a external hard disk unity into one of the USB ports.

Ultimately Microsoft support tod me to reinstall the OS, something that I'm not willing to do!

I've tried the following:

 - Disabled things I'm not using in the BIOS (serial, parallel ports etc.)
 - Removed a video captur card I wasn't using
 - Tried going back "months" using a system restore point

All of these options failed and I still can't get this on-board network card to work.

Any ideas?

Cheers Ian
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