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All-in-Wonder Card & SB Live! Conflict

By pcjockey2000 ·
I have Pentium II 400Mhz/160RAM Win98v2 Gateway G6-400. Soundblaster Live sound card was installed, as well as an ATI All-in-Wonder Video card. I also have a 3com NIC, but no other add-in cards. When first installed, all cards worked together fine.Then one day (2 wks later) on boot-up I got the Post beep sequence for bad video card & no video at all. (System is on UPS with surge protection)I played with re-installing cards and changing settings & now it will boot Ok & seems to run OK, but on shut down I get a msg to "Free PCI resources for Sound Blaster Live Card." After about three minutes it will finish shutting down. Any idea why an otherwise functional system would all of a sudden lose video in a configuration that was working, and then when reconfigured and running again, appears to have stopped properly sharing resources between components? (there are no errors noted in Device manager)

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by dcosgrove In reply to All-in-Wonder Card & SB L ...

Try going into the device mngr in safe mode to see if you hve multiple device entries, especially for HID devices. If so remove them. Sometimes power interuptions and improper shutdowns can cause an "accumulation" of devices here.

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by pcjockey2000 In reply to All-in-Wonder Card & SB L ...

Thanks for your answer. I have run into the exact problem you are describing with the mulitple instances in other circumstances, but it's not happening with this conflict. Thanks for trying.

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by rgravelle In reply to All-in-Wonder Card & SB L ...

It could be that you are using a shared
slot.Are you using agp?
The other possibility is that your cmos got
corrupted. Try reflashing your cmos and then
load bios defaults. I have had this problem
before and I have the same cards that you
have.

Good luck

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by pcjockey2000 In reply to All-in-Wonder Card & SB L ...

Thanks for the suggestion. I am wary of re-flashing my BIOS and since I re-installed Windows and re-installed all the cards, everything seems to be working fine again. Thanks for your suggestion

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