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Old Aug 17, 2004, 05:56 AM   #1
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controller port "not enough resources to install"

well basically my problem is that winXp says i have no more resources to install the creative game port

this is the message it says when i go to properties for the device from DEVICE MANAGER

**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.**


it is a Sound blaster pci 128, the controller port is on it, worked with no problems before...dont know what is up with it now!

i resinallted the drivers, changed ports...nothing im going to try deleting the card then reinstalling it to see what happens.

pls any suggestions, thanks alot in advanced!

-Game On- (need this to play NSFU! hehe tough with keyboard)
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Old Aug 17, 2004, 05:44 PM   #2
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yea...you need to reinstall windows this happend to me too...it says that when you dont use the correct HAL during xp install. if you hit f4 ( i think...) it gives you the option of which HAL to use, and you should always choose "ACPI PC"
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Old Aug 17, 2004, 05:55 PM Threadstarter Thread Starter   #3
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whoa...Hal?

thanks for the reply! but one question what is HAL? is it an acronym?

thanks again! -Game On-
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Old Aug 17, 2004, 10:49 PM   #4
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it stands for Hardware Abstraction Layer (im pretty sure that's what it is)...basically, it's how windows knows exactly what's on your board etc.

Before you go reinstall though..let's be sure. Go to your Device Manager, and expand the plus sign next to "System". What does it say there?
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Old Aug 18, 2004, 03:48 AM Threadstarter Thread Starter   #5
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ok basically when go into hardware in systems, device manager- gameport for creative there is an exclamation mark. and it reads

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.
Click Troubleshoot to start the troubleshooter for this device.

so i got no free resources. input output irqs whatever- its very annoying, because playing with keyboard for NFSU sucks bad..wow - please help me out- ill install windows after feedback thanks again!! GAME ON!
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Old Aug 18, 2004, 04:57 AM   #6
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no no. at the very top, the first collapsable icon should say "System". What does it say when you expand that? does it say "Standard Uniprocessor PC" (or something like that, or "ACPI PC"?
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Old Aug 18, 2004, 05:08 AM Threadstarter Thread Starter   #7
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acpi

it says ACPI uniprocessor system PC ...should i still reinstall windows xp?

would grabbing a seperate port do the trick or am i simply F***3d up for this?

ugh..greta keyboard..

thanks again! for feedback -Game On-
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Old Aug 18, 2004, 09:54 AM   #8
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Just a wild guess, but have you tried moving it to another slot?
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Old Aug 18, 2004, 05:45 PM   #9
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seems like the ACPI is working, so i dont know.
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