This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use. (Code 1


a few days ago i got my new nvidia 8800 gts 640mb, but when i start to plug it in and install, the driver dosent work, The device property says:

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

If you want to use this device, you will need to disable one of the other devices on this system.

Eventhough i used other videocard, the NVIDIA 7600 GT, same problem i recieve. hope theres anyone can help me.

thanks guys!
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  1. Just found this article on the MSKB...

    Computer Hangs During Shutdown or Displays a "Cannot Find Enough Free Resources" Error Message

    Just googled your statement and pulled up tons of information.
    From what I remember, doesn't this pop up when there's an IRQ conflict? Check the device manager and see if there's a yellow ! near a device. Please list your whole system specifications and are you using the built in soundcard like AC'97?
  2. well im using an internal soundcard, soundmax. in the device manager theres a yellow mark on my video card.
  3. First, make sure you have the latest motherboard BIOS and that you're downloading the most current set of drivers for the video card.

    If that didn't help, just for giggles, try temporarily disabling the Soundmax (via the BIOS) and see if that helps. If it helped, you can re-enable it after you're done installing the video card drivers.

    If that doesn't or didn't help, then we do some cleanup...

    Reboot into the BIOS options screen. Disable motherboard devices that you will never use or cannot use, like extra network interfaces, legacy printer ports, on-board video, etc. Make sure all the IRQ assignment options are set to automatic. Look for any options that look like they would reset PCI assignments and try 'em.

    Reboot into Windows, then from a Command Prompt, type:
    start devmgmt.msc

    Then you can start fishing around for devices that are no longer in your system, such as the widgets we just disabled and your old video card, and remove their drivers. Right, that shouldn't be an issue, but then again IRQ sharing, port and memory assignments aren't supposed to be an issue either, haha.

    Reboot into Windows and hope for the best.

    If that doesn't help, then you might try forcing some priorities upon your system. Shut down and remove power. Remove all adapter cards that aren't critical to the mere boot-up of your PC. Reboot and try to get the video drivers to install and behave. If you get this far, then you can start shutting down, adding back cards one at a time, rebooting, etc.

    If removing non-critical cards still didn't help, try re-flashing the motherboard BIOS. Also try flashing the BIOS of the video card if possible. And make sure the drivers for all the other stuff in your system are up to date.

  4. I've had a similar problem on my virtual machine that runs Windows Server 2008 on a driver named Virtual Machine Bus.

    When I open properties it reads:

    This device is disabled because the firmware of the device did not give it the required resources. (Code 29). So I need to get these resources? :)

    Temporarily disabled this driver, because there is no LAN or driver that allows me to connect the machine to the rest of the network.

    Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V
    Guest runs Windows Server 2008
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