Cannot find free resources that it can use

  mattandrew 17:38 27 Feb 06

My original problem as follows:

I have purchased a belkin wireless pre-n network card, it comes with a PCI to PCMCIA adapter card and a PCMCIA netowrk card.

I have installed the PCMCIA adapter into the computer no problems, then i installed the software, when prompted to insert the PCMCIA card i get the following error
"the devive ricoh R/RL/RT/RC/5C475(II) R5C5520 or compatible cardbus controller has detected a cardbus card in it slot, but the firmware on this system is not configured to allow the cardbus controller to be run in cardbus mode. The operating system will currently acceot only 16-bit (R2) pc-cards on this controller."

The card is 32-bit. i have tried the card on a laptop and it works fine. (the laptop is older than desktop)
I presume i need to change a few settings in windows, any help.

I have a compaq presario S4500UK, running XP home

Is it the BIOS that cant accept 32-bit cards??


After reading other topics i have updated bios to v3.12 (no joy) so now downgraded to 3.07
Ok now the problems start again, removed all belkin software etc, turn of computer, insert PCI to PCMCIA adapter and now get an error in device manager (yellow ! warning) saying "The device cannot find free resources that it can use (Code 12)"

Any help welcome, thanks in advance

  howard63 18:39 27 Feb 06

this could be a setting within the bios - something like allow bios to allocate etc.

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