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Leave it or remove it?

By camcc591 ·
I recently fixed a PCMCIA NIC problem when I discovered that the NIC and another application were apparently using the same memory block. Windows 98 Device Manager memory resources indicate that the memory block is used by PCMCIA Card Services withno conflicts. I fixed the problem by uninstalling the NIC drivers, reserving the specified memory block, then reinstalling the NIC drivers. This caused the memory block used by PCMCIA Card Services to move and now the network interface is solid. Win98 Device Manager | Computer | Properties | Reserve Resources indicates that the conflicting memory block is already reserved. Win95 resource reservations said something about problems if the reservation remains, but I am not inclined to reload Win95 to check the wording. The network interface works without the reservation. If I update the driver, I will probably forget to add back the reservation so I prefer to leave it. Does it matter that I leave the memory block reservation or should I remove it?

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by VinnyD In reply to Leave it or remove it?

It does not matter if you leave the memory block reserved.

It just means you can not use that block of memory.

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by camcc591 In reply to Leave it or remove it?

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by RCOM In reply to Leave it or remove it?

Write down the memmory address. Then free it up. Since the NIC has taken another address why would you want to still keep the other reserved?

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by camcc591 In reply to Leave it or remove it?

From the original question, "If I update the driver, I will probably forget to add back the reservation so I prefer to leave it." Basically, I want to leave (safely) leave the memory reservation for convenience.

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by hjs In reply to Leave it or remove it?

This is the way I look at it. Is it causing any problems? Then leave it. hjs

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by camcc591 In reply to Leave it or remove it?

Problems caused by changing this type of setting is not always immediately evident. I prefer something better than a hit-and-miss approach.

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