Changing the Hardware Configuration Setup

Changing the Hardware Configuration Setup:

An alternative way to resolve memory-address conflicts is to change the address of the conflicting hardware option.

Resolving Resource Conflicts

The resources used by the server consist of IRQs, DMA, I/O port addresses, and memory.
This information is useful when a resource configuration conflict occurs.
Conflicts in the configuration occur if:

The steps required to resolve a configuration error are determined by the number and variety of hardware devices and software programs you install.
If a hardware configuration error is detected, a configuration error message appears after the server completes POST and before the operating system is loaded.
You can bypass the error by pressing Esc while the error message is displayed.

The Configuration/Setup utility program configures the system hardware and PCI interrupt requests.
The program does not consider the requirements of the operating system or the application programs.
See 'Resolving Software Configuration Conflicts' (below) for additional information.

Resolving Hardware Configuration Conflicts:

Use the following information to help resolve hardware configuration conflicts:

  1.  Run the Configuration/Setup utility program to view and change resources used by the system board  functions.
     Record the current settings before making any changes. (See 'Configuration/Setup Utility' for instructions.)
  2.  Determine which adapter or device is causing the conflict.
  3.  Change adapter jumpers or switches. Some devices use jumpers and switches to define the system  resources that the device needs. If the settings are incorrect or set to use a resource that cannot be  shared, a conflict occurs and the device will remain deactivated by the configuration program.
  4.  Remove the device or adapter. Some configurations are not supported. If you must remove an adapter,  see 'Installing or Removing Adapters'.

Resolving Software Configuration Conflicts: The memory-address space and IRQs used by some hardware options might conflict with addresses defined for use through application programs or the expanded memory specification (EMS). (EMS is used only with DOS.)

If a conflict exists, one or more of the following conditions might exist:

To resolve conflicts, you can change the software or hardware configuration.
NOTE: Start the Configuration/Setup utility program to view the addresses used by the system board functions.

The best way to resolve memory-address conflicts is to change the addresses used by the application program or the device driver. You can use the Configuration/Setup Utility program to change addresses.

If a device driver is causing a memory-address conflict, refer to the operating-system documentation or the documentation supplied with the device drivers.

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