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Multi-port I/O Card does not have enough resources (Code 12)

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April 14, 2004 10:39:15 PM

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I am trying to install an ITE 887x (SunIX 4079T) Multi-port I/O (2S/1P)
PCI card under XP Pro + SP1.

Installation appears to go smoothly (automatically from the driver CD).
However, although the parallel port works OK, the two serial ports do
not -- in both cases, Device Manager reports:

"This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use (Code
12)."

This behavior occurs when the card is inserted into 2 of the 3 available
PCI slots in the machine. When inserted into the 3rd slot, however,
installation does not even complete -- for some strange reason the
automatic installation process cannot find the necessary files on the
CD, and the machine crashes and reboots. On reboot, XP reports that it
has recovered from a serious system error.

The motherboard has two built-in serial ports (COM1 and COM2), and XP
allocates COM3 and COM4 to the multi-port PCI card.

Any ideas on what to do next? I have wasted a LOT of time already trying
to get this thing to work.

By the way #1: I suspect the driver files are very old -- they are dated
July/November 2001, and are not digitally signed, nor do they have the
Windows logo. I have not been able to locate more up-to-date versions.

By the way #2: The card works fine under Windows 98.
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Ian
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April 15, 2004 7:32:05 AM

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On Wed, 14 Apr 2004 18:39:15 +0100, Ian <news@care4free.net>
wrote:

>I am trying to install an ITE 887x (SunIX 4079T) Multi-port I/O (2S/1P)
>PCI card under XP Pro + SP1.
>
>Installation appears to go smoothly (automatically from the driver CD).
>However, although the parallel port works OK, the two serial ports do
>not -- in both cases, Device Manager reports:
>
>"This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use (Code
>12)."
>
>This behavior occurs when the card is inserted into 2 of the 3 available
>PCI slots in the machine. When inserted into the 3rd slot, however,
>installation does not even complete -- for some strange reason the
>automatic installation process cannot find the necessary files on the
>CD, and the machine crashes and reboots. On reboot, XP reports that it
>has recovered from a serious system error.
>
>The motherboard has two built-in serial ports (COM1 and COM2), and XP
>allocates COM3 and COM4 to the multi-port PCI card.
>
>Any ideas on what to do next? I have wasted a LOT of time already trying
>to get this thing to work.
>
>By the way #1: I suspect the driver files are very old -- they are dated
>July/November 2001, and are not digitally signed, nor do they have the
>Windows logo. I have not been able to locate more up-to-date versions.
>
>By the way #2: The card works fine under Windows 98.
>--
>Ian

XP may be choaking on the fact that there are now four hardware
devices tryng to share 2 IRQs. Maybe you can asign the new
hareware to IRQ #9.
April 15, 2004 10:59:06 AM

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In message <1c84c01c4224a$6fa2a1b0$a501280a@phx.gbl>, Allan
<anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> writes
>Go the manufacturer's website for driver updates that are
>compatible with Windows XP.

I tried that already. They can't help, as they don't make the cards any
more. I also tried Googling for drivers, but no success. I am hoping
that someone here can point me in the right direction.

--
Ian
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Anonymous
April 15, 2004 11:10:41 AM

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Then it is time to buy a new, XP certified, card.


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"Ian" <news@care4free.net> wrote in message
news:6my3VJAqSifAFwmU@netro.co.uk...
| In message <1c84c01c4224a$6fa2a1b0$a501280a@phx.gbl>,
Allan
| <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> writes
| >Go the manufacturer's website for driver updates that are
| >compatible with Windows XP.
|
| I tried that already. They can't help, as they don't make
the cards any
| more. I also tried Googling for drivers, but no success. I
am hoping
| that someone here can point me in the right direction.
|
| --
| Ian
|
|
April 15, 2004 5:53:55 PM

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In message <epBNvKuIEHA.520@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl>, Jim Macklin
<p51mustang@[threeX12].invalid> writes
>Then it is time to buy a new, XP certified, card.
>
>

I'm coming to that conclusion myself :)  I can't afford to waste any more
time on this.

--
Ian
!