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Dell Notebook computers sharing IRQ 11

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by sheets, Jan 8, 2004.

  1. This is a machine running Windows XP (or Windows 2K)?

    This is how Windows XP and its ACPI feature does it. On a desktop
    machine you can install Windows without ACPI and move cards into
    different pci slots. On a laptop, ACPI is best left alone, if you
    want any battery life at all. And, obviously, cards can't be used.
    So, basically, bummer ;-(

    If you are able to disable un-used devices in BIOS, do so. Then
    uninstall the Firewire device from Device Manager and re-boot. If
    you're lucky, it might move to a better IRQ. But, if not, bummer

    I'm afraid this is one of the several reasons why no-one who doesn't
    HAVE to should choose a laptop for serious audio or video work.

    The ACPI thing is discussed on my CubaseFAQ page. The problem isn't
    confined to Cubase users.


    CubaseFAQ page www.laurencepayne.co.uk/CubaseFAQ.htm
    Laurence Payne, Jan 12, 2004
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  2. They can. But when you're trying to stream audio or video through
    Firewire, which is sharing an IRQ with the video system, problems

    Nothing's going to fail or crash, no conflict or error message will
    occur. But you'll often get glitches in the audio.

    CubaseFAQ page www.laurencepayne.co.uk/CubaseFAQ.htm
    Laurence Payne, Jan 12, 2004
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  3. sheets

    Sheets Guest

    I don't care about battery life.
    Thanks for the link.
    Sheets, Jan 12, 2004
  4. sheets

    Sheets Guest

    But glitching is not what's going on. Maybe folks aren't bothering to read
    the entire thread but my problem is the firewire device going offline and
    only rebooting fixes it. (Hot-plugging does nothing)
    Sheets, Jan 12, 2004
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