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Title:
The plug and play book
Author:
Bigelow, Stephen J.
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Publication Information:
New York : McGraw-Hill, 1999.
Physical Description:
xii, 243 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 disk.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780071347747
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Book

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Summary

The only user-level guide to Plug and Play, this handy, detailed text/CD-ROM package provides you with all the authoritative, step-by-step guidance you need to understand, install, maintain, and troubleshoot PC-based Plug-and-Play devices.


Author Notes

Stephen J. Bigelow is the founder and president of Dynamic Learning Systems, a technical writing, research, and publishing company specializing in electronic and PC service topics. A standout figure in the crowded field of computer guidance, he is the author of more a dozen books for TAB/McGraw-Hill, including the hugely successful Troubleshooting, Maintaining, and Repairing PCs, Second Edition, and the Pocket Reference Series.


Table of Contents

How-to Quick Referencep. xi
Chapter 1 System Resources and Plug-and-Playp. 1
Understanding System Resourcesp. 1
Interruptsp. 2
Interrupt Sharing Problemsp. 5
DMA Channelsp. 6
I/O Spacep. 9
Memory Spacep. 12
Index of Typical Resource Assignmentsp. 15
Bringing Order to Chaosp. 15
Legacy Devicesp. 15
Legacy Devices and the Operating Systemp. 17
Weaning Off Legacy Devicesp. 18
The Role of Plug-and-Play (PnP)p. 18
Plug-and-Play Devicesp. 19
The Inside Detailsp. 19
Detection vs. Enumerationp. 22
ESCD Basicsp. 22
Checking for Plug-and-Playp. 23
The BIOSp. 23
The Devicesp. 24
The Operating Systemp. 24
Controlling Plug-and-Playp. 25
System Design and Plug-and-Playp. 27
Getting Started with Configuration Managementp. 27
Device Managerp. 31
System Informationp. 38
Hardware Resourcesp. 39
Componentsp. 39
Software Environmentp. 40
Software Information Toolsp. 41
Chapter 2 Plug-and-Play Under DOS and Windows 3.1xp. 49
Enabling PnP in the Real-Modep. 49
The PnP Configuration Managerp. 50
The PnP Configuration Utilityp. 51
Blaster Variables and PnPp. 51
Potential Problems with Generic PnP Configuration Softwarep. 52
Potential Problems with Manufacturer's PnP Softwarep. 52
Handling PnP Configuration Issuesp. 53
Installing Plug-and-Play Supportp. 54
Basic Installationp. 55
Running CTCM Manuallyp. 56
Running CTCU Manuallyp. 56
PnP Cardsp. 57
Reconfiguring Resourcesp. 57
Testing new Resourcesp. 60
Legacy Cardsp. 61
System Devicesp. 64
PCI Devicesp. 65
Tips for Installing PnP Configuration Softwarep. 65
Tips for DOS Installationsp. 66
Tips for Windows 3.1x Installationsp. 66
Typical PnP Software Issuesp. 67
General Configuration Manager Software Issuesp. 68
General ICU Software Issuesp. 69
Resource Conflicts Under DOSp. 71
Confirming and Resolving Conflictsp. 72
Dealing with Software Conflictsp. 73
Dealing with Hardware Conflictsp. 74
Chapter 3 Plug-and-Play Under Windows 95/98p. 75
Installing Legacy Devicesp. 75
Automatic Legacy Installationp. 76
Manual Legacy Installationp. 76
Installing PnP Devicesp. 79
Fully Automatic Installationp. 80
Semiautomatic Installationp. 80
Alternate Installationp. 81
Manual Installationp. 82
Running an Autodetectionp. 83
Manual Installation with Specific Setup Utilitiesp. 83
Updating and Managing PnP Devicesp. 85
Updating Device Driversp. 85
Updating Modems/Drivers Manuallyp. 92
Updating Video Adapters/Drivers Manuallyp. 93
Updating Printers Manuallyp. 99
Disabling a PnP Devicep. 100
Removing a PnP or Legacy Devicep. 103
Checking Resource Assignmentsp. 105
Changing Resource Assignmentsp. 108
Legacy Notesp. 108
Managing USB Devices Under Windows 98p. 109
Getting Started with USBp. 109
Enabling USBp. 110
Connecting and Disconnecting USB Devicesp. 111
Using a USB Hubp. 111
Powered vs. Unpowered Hubsp. 111
Managing Infrared Devices Under Windows 98p. 112
Understanding Infrared Monitorp. 112
Placing IrMon in the System Trayp. 113
Enabling/Disabling Infrared Communicationp. 113
Enabling/Disabling Infrared Plug-and-Playp. 113
Reporting Infrared Communication Status with Soundsp. 114
Searching for Infrared Devicesp. 114
Chapter 4 PC Plug-and-Play Troubleshootingp. 115
Standard Conflict Troubleshootingp. 115
Step 1 Getting Startedp. 116
Step 2 Device Listed Only Oncep. 117
Step 3 Device Listed Twicep. 117
Step 4 Resource Settings Appearp. 121
Step 5 Manual Button Appearsp. 121
Step 6 There Is No Resources Tabp. 121
Step 7 More Than One Conflict Is Listedp. 122
Step 8 Only One Conflict Is Listedp. 122
Step 9 No Conflicts Are Listedp. 123
Step 10 The Device Is Conflictingp. 124
Step 11 Only One Device Is Conflictingp. 124
Step 12 More Than One Device Is Conflictingp. 124
Step 13 There Is a Free Settingp. 125
Step 14 All Other Settings Conflictp. 126
Step 15 Resource Settings Cannot Be Modifiedp. 126
Step 16 There Is More Than One Conflictp. 126
Step 17 There Is Only One Conflictp. 127
Step 18 Disable Conflicting Hardwarep. 127
Step 19 Resources Now Set Without Conflictsp. 130
Step 20 Some Resources Are Still Conflictingp. 130
Step 21 Disable the Unneeded Devicep. 131
Step 22 All Devices Are in Usep. 131
Step 23 Resource Information Is Availablep. 132
Step 24 Resource Information Is Not Availablep. 134
Step 25 Manual Button Not Availablep. 134
Step 26 Free Resources Are Foundp. 135
Step 27 No Free Resources Are Availablep. 135
Step 28 Free Setting Is Foundp. 135
Step 29 No Free Setting Foundp. 136
Step 30 Disable Original Conflicting Devicep. 136
Step 31 Disable Other Conflicting Devicep. 138
Step 32 Disable the Other Devicep. 138
Step 33 Remove the Other Devicep. 139
Step 34 There Are Still Some Conflictsp. 139
Troubleshooting PnP-Based Problemsp. 139
PnP BIOS Symptomsp. 140
Standard PnP Symptomsp. 143
Infrared Symptoms Under Windows 98p. 158
USB Symptomsp. 160
BIOS Update Guidep. 166
Flashing the BIOSp. 166
A Basic Flash Procedurep. 167
Troubleshooting BIOS Upgradesp. 169
Appendix A CMOS Settings for PCI and PnPp. 175
Appendix B Plug-and-Play ID Code Tablep. 197
Appendix C PC Preventive Maintenancep. 207
Appendix D Glossary and Acronymsp. 223
Indexp. 235

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