Sound Card Is Not Detected If Network Card Uses Same Address

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Symptoms
If you upgrade from Windows version 3.1 or Windows For Workgroups version3.11 to Windows 95 and have the Media Vision Windows 3.1 sound card driversinstalled, Setup may display a message during hardware detection that it isreceiving no response from one of the hardware components it is lookingfor. In Windows 95, neither the Setup program nor the Add New Hardwareprogram detects the Media Vision MV-1100 Blue Light Special sound card whena DEC DE201 Etherworks Turbo/TP network card is also installed on thecomputer.
Cause
Both the network card and the sound card are configured to use the sameaddress. When Windows 95 hardware detection writes to a particular addressthat is being used by a sound card, the network card's response hides thesound card's response, causing a conflict.
Resolution
Reconfigure the network card to use a different address, and then haveWindows detect the hardware again using the Add New Hardware program.
More information
The DEC DE201 Etherworks Turbo/TP network card uses Input/Output addressranges 200h-20Fh. The Media Vision MV-1100 Blue Light Special soundcard also use this range. The same problem may occur with computers thathave both a network card and a sound card that use overlapping addresses.

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