How to troubleshoot resource conflicts
Posted on 2014-07-23
We just got a new Lenovo desktop to replace one of our aging desktop machines. In this desktop, we use a PCI adapter card which allows us to plug in a PCMCIA card (high end audio card) into the desktop. On our new desktop, there is only one older PCI slot (the rest are all PCI-E slots). After we plugged in the PCI adapter card and turned on the new desktop, we get a POST error saying:
Error resource conflict - PCI in slot 1
Bus:06, Device:0d, Function:00
And, when Windows launches, the device has an error which says it's in conflict. I Plugged in a couple other random PCI cards (sound card, NIC) and they don't have this error. I also tried another PCI to PCMCIA adapter card and it gives the same error. I've gone through every option in the BIOS trying to see if I could change any of the "addresses" of various resources, but there is nothing. I've also done things like disabled the serial port in BIOS but that doesn't help either. What can I do to figure out what device is in conflict and change resources? In device manager, the adapter card doesn't allow me to change the resource settings.