Hello. I have winxp and I have already been in my settings and my PNP OS is set to "no". I read in these forums that it should be set to "yes". Why? If I don't set it correctly, can it damage my system?
All window$-versions since win95 are PnP, AFAIK. If you set PnP to enabled, window$ can set the IRQ/DMA configs for your PCI/on-board devices, IIRC. Setting PnP O/S to 'no' or 'disabled' won't damage anything...there might be resource conflicts if stuff isn't properly configured in BIOS, but this doesn't do any damage - the afflicted devices just won't work properly.
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I agree, I have mine on too. It just allows the operating system to dynamically allocate memory and assign IRQ's. This avoids IRQ/Memory conflicts, and normally leads to hassle free PnP operation of your hardware.
Lol, SpeedTek has made his sig obsolete I agree with it though - 99% of the time, it is best to let it be!
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