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How do I resolve an Input/Output (I/O) conflict in my Windows 95 PC for the Affinity card?
Summary MicroPLUS, PNP, or PC Card (PCMCIA) in W95 O/S
Input/Output Errors when running Diagnostics
Problem Description: Input/Output Errors when running Diagnostics
1. To Run Diagnostics.
From the W95 desktop,
Affinity 5250 Cards
At the Enabler screen,
Note the resources the card is taking
: Interrupt Level
Physical and V86 memory,
Base Port Address=Input/Output).
Make sure the vxd is loaded and the card is successfully enabled.
All tests should pass.
If you get an Input/Output error, use the following instructions to
attempt to resolve the conflict.
Note: If you have a MicroPlus 5250 Adapter, verify the dipswitch
settings on the adapter match the range given by the Enabler.
If they do not, change the dipswitches on the adapter and
retry diagnostics. Please see Affinity Systems from Perle 5250 Diagnostics
Help. Search for "I/O Address". Choose "MicroPLUS I/O Address
Switch Settings." Change your dipswitches to match the I/O
address you want to use.
If you still get an Input/Output error, Continue with Step #2.
2. Change the Input/Output Range of the Affinity adapter in W95.
From the W95 desktop,
Right-click My Computer
Click Device Manager
Double-click Affinity Systems from Perle 5250 Emulation Cards
Double-click Affinity Systems from Perle 5250 Plug 'N Play Card, Micro-Plus Card,
or PC Card
Uncheck the box: Use Automatic Settings
Highlight Input/Output Range
Click Change Setting
This will take you to another screen. Use the up and down arrow
to move to an alternate Input/Output Range. (Ex: 0118, 2508,
Under Conflict Information, make sure it says
"No devices are conflicting"
NOTE: If you are unable to change the resource, click on the down
arrow next to "Setting Based On Basic Configuration..."
Select an alternate Basic Configuration XXXX
Try to change the resource again.
If you are still unable to change the resource, go through each basic
configuration until you find one which will allow you to change the
3. From the W95 desktop,
Restart the Computer (for a PNP or PC Card adapter)
Shut Down the Computer (for a MicroPlus adapter)
4. If you have a MicroPLUS adapter, change the dipswitch settings on
the adapter accordingly. Please see Affinity Systems from Perle 5250 Diagnostics
Help. Search for "I/O Address". Choose "MicroPLUS I/O Address Switch
Settings." Change your dipswitches to match the I/O address you want
5. Restart your computer.
Retry Diagnostics. (See Step #1 above.)
If you get another I-O error message, try another I-O address.
(See Steps #2 thru #4 above.)