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From Windows XP Glossary in Help and Support
A conflict that occurs when the same system resources have been allocated to
two or more devices. System resources include interrupt request (IRQ) lines,
direct memory access (DMA) channels, input/output (I/O) ports, and memory
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Conflicts/Sharing is located in the Hardware Resources category in System
Information. It displays devices that share the same resources, such as
direct memory access (DMA), IRQs, and memory.
Open System Information...
Start | Run | Type: msinfo32 | Click OK |
Click the [+] next to Hardware Resources |
Click on Conflicts/Sharing
In general, shared resources are not problematic, but investigating
potential conflicts can help resolve issues. If you are having a problem
with a device, check Conflicts/Sharing to verify that there are no sharing
conflicts. Locate the device in the Device column in the details pane, and
then verify which resource the device uses in the Resource column. Devices
that share the same resource have duplicate entries in the Resource column.
For example, you may have two adapters that share the same IRQ channel, such
as IRQ 5. If the problem device shares a resource with another device, there
may be a conflict. You can use Device Manager to troubleshoot the problem.
If you have any problem device(s) will be listed in Device Manager.
To open Device Manager, click Start, and then click Control Panel. Click
Performance and Maintenance, and then click System. On the Hardware tab,
click Device Manager.
Hope this helps. Let us know.
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
Tazzy <Tazzy@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> I have heard the sometimes one can have software / hardware that conflicts
> with other.
> How do I know which software / hardware is in conflict? Is there a
> program I can use?