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win98se resource problem?

By neal1lb ·
win98se, laptop, dlink 10/100, modem
combo card, infared controller.
installed the combo card. modem works,
lan does not. removed the infared controller
from the network control panel, restart and
the lan works. However, win98 keeps
reinstalling the infared controller. After
restarting the lan quits working again.
Tried to disable the infared controller
in the hardware profile, but that locks
up the laptop on restart. Is there a
way to disable the infared controller or
prevent win98from reinstalling it. Or
is there something that can be done to
make the two work like they should.
With both installed I have no conflicts and
they are using different IRQ's.
Thanks a lot

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by mbeck In reply to win98se resource problem?

I would check the CMOS setup to see if there is a setting for the infared...when booting the computer it will prompt you how to enter the setup.

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by neal1lb In reply to win98se resource problem?

No, there is no setting in bios for
infared. Thanks

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by jknox In reply to win98se resource problem?

We had a similar problem with NEC 6060 laptops, and what we had to do is boot the computer without the modem, after booting, insert the modem, and then change the IRQ of the modem to the same as the network card (I know that seems VERY strange, but it has worked on many laptops here).

If that doesn't work, try booting in safe mode with the infrared controller disabled in the BIOS. Then in device manager, disable the infrared controller. Then reboot.

Good luck!
:-) Joanna

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by neal1lb In reply to win98se resource problem?

disable of infrared locks up the
machine. changing irq did not work
either.
thanks

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by Bill Cassada In reply to win98se resource problem?

Have you tried going to device manager and disabling it in that hardware profile?

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by neal1lb In reply to win98se resource problem?

Yes, this locks up the laptop on
reboot and can only get back in
through safe mode.

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by Bill Cassada In reply to win98se resource problem?

How about a BIOS update from the Mfr? Sounds like you may have a screwy BIOS. What brand/model laptop is it?

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by neal1lb In reply to win98se resource problem?

there was no bios update
thanks

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by burtsa In reply to win98se resource problem?

This may sound obvious but have you replaced the combo card, perhaps it is bad.

Shawn

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by neal1lb In reply to win98se resource problem?

we did swap cards twice. the
last one they sent(different model)
worked to a degree.. well enough
to call it good.
thanks

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