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PnP set no still works

By ^trix ·
Why is it that even when the BIOS option for "is this system plug and play compatible" is set to no, the plug and play still works on the system. Just in general why this happens and what causes it.

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by dmiles In reply to PnP set no still works

The Bios is configuring the devices thmeselves base on the non volitle memory that is stored in the ESCD

See the following site for more info
http://web.asplinux.com.sg/LDP/HOWTO/Plut-and Play-HOWTO-4

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by ^trix In reply to PnP set no still works

The weboage you gave is not found and also is there any for a windows system.

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by TheChas In reply to PnP set no still works

If you are running Windows, Windows runs in Plug and Play even if you set the BIOS to no for plug and play OS.

If fact, when I had a problem with XP, and contacted MS Tech Support, they told me that MS no longer recommends setting the Plug and Play option to yes.
Windows XP does not care what IRQs and DMA addresses you set on plug in cards, or in BIOS settings. It assigns IRQs as it determines to be best!

Overall, drivers and Windows have taken over the Plug and Play functions once handled by the BIOS.

Chas

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by TheChas In reply to PnP set no still works

This Microsoft page leads to a wealth of Plug and Play information.

http://www.microsoft.com/hwdev/tech/pnp/default.asp

Remove any spaces.

Chas

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