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The operating system allocates resources to PnP hardware devices automatically. But, in the case of legacy devices, like ISA and PC-104, you will have to use the "ISA Resources" tab page to manually specify a logical configuration of hardware resources - the interrupt request lines, memory ranges, I/O ports, and DMA channels that can be used by the device. In some cases the operating system will not be able to satisfy these resource requirements due to the hardware conflicts reason. It is why you should always check a hardware resources tab in Device Manager after you install the driver for your device.

The RapidDriver allows to describe the ISA hardware resources for two possible configurations: "Hardwired Config" and "Soft Configured":

Hardwired Config: The hardware resources of your device can not be changed by any way.

Soft Configured:
You can set a "range" of acceptable resources.

RapidDriver will generate an installation INF-file for your device and you can edit this text file if necessary. For more information about the hardware configurations see the Windows DDK documentation for the "LogConfig" directive in INF-files.

·Input/Output (I/O) Port Ranges  
·Memory Address Ranges  
·Interrupt Request (IRQ) Line  
·Direct Memory Access (DMA) Channel